Okowa: Poverty, insecurity signposts of APC govt

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The vice-presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, says poverty, hunger, and insecurity have characterised the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) administration in the country.

Okowa said those retrogressive elements, including unemployment, had remained the lot of Nigerians since the inception of the APC-led government in 2015.

The governor said this at the flag-off of the PDP governorship campaign in Patani and Ozorro areas of Delta on Wednesday.

He stated that the Atiku-Okowa ticket of the PDP would repair all the damages in its “Recover Nigeria” mission.

Governor Okowa, however, urged Nigerians to reject the APC and return the PDP to power in the 2023 general election to enable it to rebuild the country.

He said: “As a party we have done well for our state and country but it’s unfortunate that the APC came in 2015 and destroyed all the achievements we recorded.

“And because they are ashamed of their performance in the last seven and half years, they have resorted to lies and propaganda.

“They have nothing more to offer than inflicting poverty, hunger, insecurity and a collapsed economy to Nigerians.”

The PDP’s vice-presidential candidate urged the people to be hopeful and return party to the presidency, saying: “Please vote all our party candidates because PDP will win the elections.

“I have been going round the country and I can assure you that PDP will win the 2023 presidential election.

“Atiku and I will repair the damages caused by the APC; everything PDP did before they came, they crashed all and they still have the effrontery to be campaigning.

“The PDP government will ensure that our universities would no longer go on strike and we will continue all our youth and women empowerment programmes.”

On the governorship election in Delta State, Okowa called on the people of the state to vote Sheriff Oborevwori to ensure continuity in the development of the state.

He commended former Delta State Governor, Emmanuel Uduaghan, for his efforts at reconciling party members across the state.

Addressing the PDP supporters, Uduaghan, charged them to vote all the party’s candidates, adding: “For the first time we have somebody from our dear state nominated as vice-presidential candidate.

“So we must work hard to ensure that the PDP wins the Presidential election because if PDP wins, Okowa will take some people with him to Abuja and many of our federal roads will be attended to.”

On his part, the party’s governorship candidate, Oborevwori, thanked the PDP members for choosing him to fly the party’s flag.

He said he had learnt a lot from Okowa, assuring that he would do more for the people of Delta State if elected as governor in the 2023 general election.

The state chairman of the party, Kingsley Esiso, appealed to the people to remain committed to the PDP’s rescue mission by voting for the Atiku-Okowa ticket.

Esiso, who said the people of Delta State were happy with the Atiku-Okowa ticket, urged the electorate to vote for all candidates of the party in the 2023 general election.

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