Atiku and Ifeanyi Okowa
KanyiDaily had earlier reported Atiku announced Okowa as the vice presidential candidate of the PDP, stating that he selected the governor because he is dedicated, trustworthy, reliable and would support him wholeheartedly to steer the country to greater heights.
However, in a statement on Thursday, Ohanaeze Secretary-General, Okechukwu Isiguzoro said Atiku’s decision to choose Okowa will make him lose the 2023 presidential election.
The group alleged that Governor Okowa betrayed the agenda of the Southern people, and will never be trusted for the votes of Ndigbo.
The statement reads, “Ohanaeze Ndigbo worldwide has described the nomination of Delta State Governor as the PDP running mate to Atiku Abubakar as a chaotic selection for a party not ready to win the 2023 elections.
“The reward for a serial betrayal whose inescapable actions will never add national integrity and value to the progress of PDP in 2023, Ifeanyi Okowa is a minus for Atiku, as his choice will decline PDP’s fortunes in Delta and Southern Nigeria, a man who misled the Southern Governors’ agenda will never be trusted for the votes of Ndigbo, Igbos will never vote Atiku and Okowa.
”Southeast knows the political directions to go in 2023, but certainly not the PDP. Atiku is satisfied with a serial betrayal because of birds of the same feather flocks together, this is the height of insincerity and deception which will rebound in the 2023 elections, we will teach PDP the language they need to understand in the 2023 polls.
“No Igbo political decisions have been made so far on the 2023 election but at the appropriate time, Ndigbo will decide the political direction to go but not the PDP, for shunning the southeast, Atiku will face the consequences of his actions.”
KanyiDaily recalls that Governor Ifeanyi Okowa had recently bragged that only God can stop him from being the running mate of Atiku Abubakar.