The Executive Assistant (Physician) to the Governor of Delta State, Dr. Martins Eboka Orie, has congratulated the state governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa on his emergence as the running mate to the PDP Presidential flagbearer, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.
Alhaji Abubakar Atiku on Thursday, June 16th, 2022, picked Governor Okowa of Delta State as his running mate in the 2023 general elections.
Orie said he was excited about the choice Alhaji Abubakar made on his running mate, describing it as a welcome development.
He described Governor Okowa as a core party loyalist, political strategist and a consummate politician with deep interest for the unity and development of the country.
He said: “I wish to congratulate our dynamic and visionary governor, His Excellency, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa on his emergence as the running mate to the PDP presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar. We are extremely happy about the choice of our hard working governor as the running mate to our incoming President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.
“We are very sure of victory in the forthcoming general elections and we are going to embark on massive grass-root mobilization for the party and the presidential candidate and his running mate. The choice of Governor Okowa is indeed a round peg in a round hole. To God be all the glory.
“I want to commend Alhaji Atiku Abubakar for his commitment to internal democracy in the party by allowing a committee of the National Working Committee of the PDP to select a suitable running mate for him.
“I will like to enjoin all other aspirants who were considered for the position before Okowa was chosen to kindly accept the choice of the party and the presidential candidate.
“The time has come for all members of the PDP and indeed all Nigerians to remain focused in their quest to dethrone a circle of cabals that have plunged the nation into inept poverty and indebtedness,” he said.
“Let us all be committed and work towards returning the PDP back to the centre to continue its developmental strides and return our nation back to its pride of place as the giant of Africa when the party was in power, bearing in mind also that PDP is a party that recognizes loyalty and rewards hardwork.”