Okowa and I are gentlemen: Atiku
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, says he and Governor Ifeanyi Okowa are gentlemen who share similar traits that can help PDP win the 2023 presidential election.
Governor Nyesom Wike was shortlisted along with Mr Okowa as Mr Abubakar’s running mate. Not a few people expressed concern about the Rivers governor being feisty and not a perfect partner for the presidential candidate ahead of the 2023 general elections.
Mr Abubakar in his message to Nigerians on Sunday in Abuja said the office of the president in particular required the holder to have clarity of mind on decision-making.
“The Governor of Delta State, Okowa, and I share a lot of personality attributes in common. He is a fine gentleman, but tenacious. His experience as a senator will come in handy in some of the legislative reforms that are urgently needed to reformat our governmental processes,” explained Mr Abubakar.
The ex-vice president added, “Okowa and I are incurable optimists in the future of Nigeria and the promises it holds as one united, peaceful and prosperous country. Having him on the ticket brings a lot of assets to our campaign.”
The PDP presidential flag bearer also mentioned that in the months ahead to the 2023 general elections, he and Mr Okowa together with PDP leaders and Nigerians would work hard to ensure victory for the party.
“A victory for the PDP in the general elections is a victory for Nigeria. When we win, Nigeria wins. The stakes in the election are very high, and it gives me tremendous joy that I can count on your support to win the election and get to work in earnest,” said Mr Abubakar.
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