Igbo Have Confidence In PDP’s Atiku, He Is Most Qualified – Orji
Abia State’s former Governor, Theodore Orji, has described the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, as the best among his counterparts to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari come 2023.
According to him, the former Vice President has the backing of the Igbo-speaking people because they believe in his campaign promises and are sure he will deliver well.
Naija News understands that the South East coordinator for the Atiku/Okowa Presidential Campaign said this at the inauguration of the PDP campaign in Abia on Wednesday, January 5, 2023.
Senator Orji insists that if given the mandate in the February 25 poll, Atiku will fulfil his promises to the region as he does not play pranks with them.
Orji said: “He (Atiku) does not play with Igbo; he has promised what he would do for Igbo when he leaves office. Ala Igbo has confidence in Atiku just as he has confidence in us.”
He charged the members selected from the 17 LGAs of the state to show commitment, loyalty, and hard work in order to deliver PDP candidates in the elections.
He said even though Okowa was part of the leaders who advocate for a southern presidency, he betrayed his people by accepting to be vice to the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.
According to him, Okowa was one of the region’s leaders who led the charge and met in Asaba and Lagos state to demand the southern presidency.
Omo-Agege submitted that it was only fair and equitable that President Buhari’s successor comes from the south.
He stated that “Okowa betrayed that course by selling away our right, and instead going for Vice President when the country is offering us the presidency.
”So our people are not taking this treachery kindly and are determined that they will punish him.”
The APC chieftain also accused the governor of not implementing the N30,000 minimum wage despite all the huge appropriations received from the federal government.
He alleged that Okowa’s government since assuming office in 2015 has close to N4.2 trillion in the state, but there is nothing to show for it.
Meanwhile, Delta State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has come under fire for allegedly betraying the chances of the southern presidency.
Naija News reports that the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Delta State, Ovie Omo-Agege claimed on Thursday after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House in Abuja that the PDP Vice presidential candidate betrayed Southern Presidency.