……Says Vice Presidential Position has lifted hopes, and expectations in Southern Nigeria for greater exploits in 2023
The Delta State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has saluted Deltans and indeed all Nigerian citizens and nationalities residing in Delta State, for the unprecedented heroic welcome they gave to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, as he returned home to Delta State, from Abuja, after emerging as the PDP Vice Presidential Candidate to His Excellency, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and running mate on the joint ticket, as PDP Flag-Bearers in the 2023 Presidential election.
A statement signed by Dr. Ifeanyi Osuoza, State Publicity Secretary of the party, said it was overwhelmed by the tremendous outpouring of love, pomp, and celebration, which greeted Governor Ifeanyi Okowa on his return, adding that the hopes and expectations of Southern Nigeria for greater achievements come 2023, have been lifted with Senator Okowa fully endorsed as the PDP Vice Presidential Candidate and running mate on the joint ticket as party flagbearers.
The statement reads: “Delta PDP is completely awed and overwhelmed by the massive outpouring of love and celebration by Nigerians, which greeted our dear Governor and Leader, Senator, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, on his return to Delta State, after emerging as Vice Presidential candidate and running mate to our Presidential candidate, His Excellency, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, on the joint ticket as our Party’s flag-bearers for the 2023 Presidential election.
“This unparalleled reception is not only a massive testimony of endorsement and acceptance for Governor Okowa’s elevation on the political ladder, by Deltans and Nigerians, but also a huge reflection of the fact that the Vice Presidential position has positively lifted the hopes and expectations of the people’s of Southern Nigeria to anticipate that their desires and aspirations will be on the front burner and of paramount attention in the scheme of things, when the PDP takes over in 2023.
“We want to especially extend our deep and profound gratitude to all Deltans; our youths, women, traders, artisans, professionals, captains of industry, traditional rulers, the clergy, our leaders, chieftains, elders, statesmen, and indeed all residents in Delta State including the Oha n’eze Ndi-Igbo, the Arewa Community, Egbe Omo Odua and our other numerous brothers and sisters, who turned out in their massive numbers to give “Ekwueme” our leader and Governor, a befitting and heroic homecoming reception.
“Governor Ifeanyi Okowa’s emergence as the Vice Presidential Candidate and running mate to pair with our Presidential Candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, on the PDP joint ticket is, without doubt, one of the best political decisions in favour of Southern Nigeria and acceptance to the rest of the country as it has achieved a satisfactory balance, instead of the lopsided arrangement which some of the major parties will produce.
“Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and Governor Ifeanyi Okowa combine a tried, tested, experienced, trusted, and results-driven leadership team that boasts a fantastic track record of astute administrative excellence, sterling innovative brilliance, and an admirable nationalistic and detribalised political philosophy, which embraces and accommodates all Nigerians and will work for all Nigerians, irrespective of creed, gender, demographics, ethnicity, religious inclination, and social stratification, while ensuring that prominent and adequate considerations are given to all, when they take over the reins of power in 2023.
“The massive reception and heroic welcome which hallmarked Governor Ifeanyi Okowa’s homecoming, is not only a demonstration of the faith and confidence reposed in him and the PDP Presidential joint ticket to deliver on the people’s mandate, it is most importantly a clarion call and an unequivocal S.O.S by Deltans and Nigerians that they are earnestly waiting and are fully prepared to embrace and participate in the Rescue Mission of the PDP, which has now become a collective national crusade to sweep the nightmare of APC leadership away.
“Atiku Abubakar is a GOAL. Ifeanyi Okowa is a GOAL. PDP is a GOAL. 2023 is a sure GOAL”, the statement concluded.