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Ifeanyi Okowa Betrayed Us For Accepting PDP VP Slot – Edwin Clark, Others

The group stated it rejected Okowa, his vp slot, describing the governor’s motion as “a betrayal of the highest order.”

Daily Post reviews that the Southern and Middle Belt Leaders’ Forum (SMBLF), on Friday, condemned the governor of Delta State, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa for accepting his nomination because the working mate to Atiku Abubakar, the Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) within the forthcoming 2023 common elections.

This was contained in a press release signed by leaders of 4 teams which embrace Chief Edwin Clark, for the Southern and Middle Belt Leaders’ Forum (SMBLF) and the Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF); Chief Ayo Adebanjo, chief of Afenifere, Dr. Dru Bitrus, the President-General, Middle Belt Forum and Prof. George Obiozor, the President-General, Ohaneze Ndigbo Worldwide.

The elder statesmen described as unspeakable and fairly disappointing that Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, who’s at present Chairman of the South-South Governors’ Forum, and a local of Owa-Alero in Ika North-East Local Government Area (one of many Igbo-speaking areas) of Delta State, would exhibit such barefaced unreliability to just accept the place of vp.

They recalled that 17 Southern governors of each the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC), below the Chairmanship of the Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, SAN, met in Asaba, Delta State on May 11, 2021, and took far-reaching choices, together with that, based mostly on the ideas of equity, fairness and justice, the presidency ought to rotate to the South on the finish of the statutory eight years of President Muhammadu Buhari’s tenure.

They stated Governor Okowa was the host of that historic assembly, including that the Southern governors later met once more in Lagos, on July 5, the place they reaffirmed their choice and once more in Enugu, on September 16, to restate the {call} that the presidency ought to rotate to the South in 2023.

“It is, therefore, most unfortunate that the Governor of Delta State, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa who should know better, accepted his appointment as running mate to Alhaji Atiku Abubakar. We do not have anything personal against Ifeanyi Okowa but his action is treacherous and tantamount to a despicable pawning of the political future of the people of Southern Nigeria.” The assertion stated

The group stated Governor Okowa has, by his motion, betrayed the belief reposed on him by his colleagues; the southern governors, the complete good individuals of southern Nigeria and all well-meaning Nigerians including that he has made himself persona non grata, not solely, with SMBLF however all residents who treasure our oneness and yearn for a extra united and peaceable Nigeria

The group stated it rejected Okowa, his vp slot, describing the governor’s motion as “a betrayal of the highest order.”

It added that this, just isn’t a matter of loyalty to 1’s political {party}, however reasonably a grasping, parochial and unpatriotic motion, dedicated towards the final curiosity of his State, Delta State, the Niger Delta area, and Southern Nigeria. It is, definitely, additionally not within the curiosity of the nation at massive.

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