Vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, yesterday, urged Nigerians to vote out the All Progressives Congress, APC, saying PDP will reverse the current trend of poverty and hardship in Nigeria, if elected on February 25.
Okowa, in company of his Edo State counterpart, Governor Godwin Obaseki, said this while receiving over 1,000-members of the African Democratic Congress, ADC, who defected to PDP in Lagos State.
The ADC officially collapsed their structures into PDP, even as they endorsed the candidacies of presidential candidate of PDP, Atiku Abubakar, and Lagos State governorship candidate, Dr. Olajide Adediran, in the 2023 general polls.
Speaking to the defectors, Okowa said: “For those of us who are politicians, when we see strength in politics, we recognise it. When we see the positive movement that can truly change things, we recognise it.
“From what I have seen today, the baton of leadership is going to change hands in Lagos. Looking into the crowd, I can see a very high population of youths and I know there is strength in that. I can see a lot of women here and I can see the strength.
“I know you are eager to take over Lagos State and for Jandor to become governor of this state, but the easiest pathway is to ensure that Atiku/Okowa ticket wins the election next Saturday, for true hope for Nigeria.
“Once that election is won, there will be a ripple effect here and the so called ownership in Lagos will have crumbled, and you can now freely and take over the government house in Lagos.”
Adediran, in his address, assured Lagos residents of breath of fresh air when elected as the 16th governor of the state.