Governor Okowa Reacts To G-5 Govs’ Pact With Tinubu
Despite the G5 governors’ reported pact with the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, in London, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) vice presidential candidate, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State, has expressed confidence that the party will win the presidency next year.
According to him, God will determine Nigeria’s next president, not the actions of the G-5 governors, and the governors will bury the hatchet and work for the PDP’s victory in the general elections.
Leading the PDP campaign train to Ndokwa East and Ndokwa West local councils, yesterday, the governor stated: “God has said that we, the PDP, will win this election. Many things may be happening right now, and people may be wondering what happened to the G-5 governors.
These governors are our brothers; everyone matters. Nobody, however, can change what God has said. As a result, even if some of them decide to support the All Progressives Congress (APC), others will remain with us because there will be division among them.
“I have strong political eyes and I have observed that no matter what they do, PDP will win the forthcoming election, by the grace of God. It is only the power of God that can help us to win.”
Disparaging the APC and Labour (LP), he disclosed PDP’s plan to sweet-talk supporters of the two parties not to waste their votes.
“Those supporters wishing to vote for LP are only indirectly helping APC and trying to reduce the vote of PDP. So, please go and plead with LP supporters to return to PDP and join us to change Nigeria for the better. We, the PDP, are ready to change the so-called previous change. Therefore, everyone should go and get his or her Permanent Voter Card (PVC),” he said.
Okowa charged the people to embark on house-to-house and market-to-market campaign to convince the people to support PDP’s Rescue Mission, assuring that the Atiku-Okowa ticket would bring about economic boom, a united Nigeria where the economy would be private sector-driven and restructuring that would make money available for states and local councils to embark on projects.
He said “The APC has finished Nigeria. They promised change in 2015, but they have destroyed our dear country with insecurity, hunger and poverty. To solve the insecurity challenge, we will amend the Constitution to allow state police.