… says Rivers gov knows it has to be one person at a time’
Vice-Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, says his Rivers counterpart, Governor Nyesom Wike, will not be disappointed at his nomination as the party’s presidential flagbearer, Atiku Abubakar’s, running mate.
Okowa told newsmen after his screening at the PDP headquarters in Abuja, that he believed Wike loved the party and the country.
According to him, “Governor Wike is a very strong party man he has great love for our party and I believe he is also a good democrat, he understands that when several brothers are in the race for a particular position, it has to be one person at a point in time.
” But I want to assure you that Governor Wike is a very good man and his interest for this country and the party is to be able to rise to the challenge at the moment. He is strong and I do not feel that he is going to be disappointed.”
The PDP vice presidential candidate promised that Nigerians would soon begin to see actions from the Atiku campaign organisation.
“We are in the process of ensuring that Nigeria is returned back to its glorious days.”
Governors and party chieftains loyal to Wike were missing when Okowa was announced as running mate to Atiku.
Even Enugu State Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi who was at the party secretariat left before the commencement of the programme.
Among those present were Governors Bala Mohammed (Bauchi), Udom Emmanuel (Akwa Ibom), Douye Diri (Bayelsa) and Godwin Obaseki (Edo).