The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, 2023 Presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has amid all the controversies surrounding his decision not to pick the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, as his running mate, declared that he is happy to have the Governor of Delta State, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, as his running mate for the 2023 general elections, .
He made the comment at the weekend, in reaction to a special address by the Delta State Governor.
In a 3-minute video, Governor Okowa had said that being on the ticket with Atiku gives him the opportunity to play a role in resetting the trajectory of Nigeria towards growth, peace and prosperity.
His words: “There is probably no time in the history of our country that the demand for good Leadership is more compelling than the times that we are living in.
“Our land continues to dig deep in the throes of disunity, and our economy keeps breaking away from the reach of everyday hardworking Nigerian.
“The scale of insecurity and the toll it takes on the peace of this country, requires that we all roll up our sleeves to fight for peace to return to Nigeria.”
Governor Okowa speaking further, appealed to PDP members and all “well-meaning” citizens to join hands to ensure the defeat of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the 2023 Presidential election.
In his response, Atiku stated that getting Nigeria back on track will require all hands on deck.
“And I am excited to go on this journey with my Vice Presidential Candidate, H. E. Dr. Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa.
“Let us come together as ONE towards a brighter future for all and for Nigeria.”