Delta state governor and vice-presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the forthcoming 2023 general elections, Ifeanyi Okowa, has said described the All Progressives Congress (APC) as synonymous with poverty, hunger, and insecurity among other problems.
He, therefore, urged Nigerians to reject the ruling party during the elections.
Okowa spoke Wednesday at the flag-off campaigns of the Speaker of the state House of Assembly and Delta governorship candidate, Sheriff Oborevwori in Patani, headquarters of Patani Local Government Area and Ozorro, headquarters of Isoko North Local Government Area of the state.
He noted that poverty, hunger and insecurity had characterised the APC administration in the country, stressing that the Atiku Abubakar- Ifeanyi Okowa presidential ticket of the PDP would repair all the damages in its “Recover Nigeria” mission.
According to Okowa, those retrogressive elements, including unemployment, had remained the lot of Nigerians since the inception of the APC government in 2015.
“My dear people of Patani, I thank you all for your support for the PDP over the years. As a party, we have done well for our state and country but it’s unfortunate that the APC came in 2015 and destroyed all the achievements we recorded. And, because they are ashamed of their performance in the last seven and a half years, they have resorted to lies and propaganda. They have nothing more to offer than inflicting poverty, hunger, insecurity and a collapsed economy on Nigerians.
“Let’s be hopeful and return PDP to the presidency, ‘please vote all our party candidates because PDP will win the elections. I have been going round the country and I can assure you that PDP will win the 2023 Presidential Election.
“Atiku and I will repair the damages caused by the APC; everything PDP did before they came, they crashed all and they still have the effrontery to be campaigning. The PDP government will ensure that our universities would no longer go on strike and we will continue all our youth and women empowerment programmes.”
On the governorship election, Okowa called on the people to vote for Sheriff Oborevwori to ensure continuity in the development of the state, even as commended the immediate past governor of the state, Emmanuel Uduaghan for his efforts at reconciling party members across the state.
Addressing the mammoth crowd, the immediate past governor of the state, Emmanuel Uduaghan, charged the people to vote for all PDP candidates, adding that, “for the first time we have somebody from our dear state nominated as vice-presidential candidate. S
“So we must work hard to ensure that the PDP wins the Presidential election because if PDP wins, Okowa will take some people with him to Abuja and many of our federal roads will be attended to.”
On his part, the PDP governorship candidate of the party and speaker of the state House of Assembly, Sheriff Oborevwori, thanked the party faithful for choosing him to fly the party’s flag, saying he has learnt a lot from the governor, Ifeanyi Okowa. He assured that he would do more for Deltans if elected.
“I have learnt a lot from Governor Okowa and I am very happy that through your votes and by the grace of God, he will become our next vice president. Okowa has achieved a lot in the last seven and half years, but I will achieve more for Deltans if you elect me. I want to call on every one of you to please go and collect your Permanent Voter Cards (PVC) to enable you to vote for all candidates of our party,” Oborevwori stated.