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Kassim Afegbua To Resign Over Atiku’s Choice Of Okowa As Running Mate

Kassim Afegbua To Resign Over Atiku’s Choice Of Okowa As Running Mate

June 16, 2022

The PDP official says Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike deserves the nomination greater than Governor Ifeanyi Okowa.

A former commissioner for Information in Edo State, Kassim Afegbua, has given discover that he could be leaving the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over the selection of Delta Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, because the celebration’s vice presidential candidate.

The PDP presidential candidate on Thursday afternoon offered Mr Okowa as his working mate within the February 25, 2023 presidential Election.

But Mr Afegbua, who was additionally a former spokesperson to former navy dictator, Ibrahim Babangida, mentioned Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike, deserves the nomination forward of Mr Okowa.

Mr Wike got here second within the PDP presidential major on May 29 in an Election during which Mr Okowa led his state’s delegates to vote for Atiku.

However, Mr Afegbua described Atiku’s alternative of the Delta State governor as a reward for treachery, noting that Mr Okowa had hosted the assembly of the Southern Governors’ Forum in Asaba final 12 months the place the governors demanded that the subsequent Nigerian president ought to be produced by the southern area.

Mr Afegbua spoke Thursday afternoon throughout a well-liked Arise News present, The Arise Interview.

In protest on the alleged betrayal of the declaration by Mr Okowa in supporting Atiku on the major and in accepting to be his working mate, Mr Afegbua mentioned he would stand except for the PDP and help the candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, within the presidential Election.

Mr Afegbua burdened that he wouldn’t be becoming a member of the APC however would solely be campaigning for its normal bearer.

The outspoken former commissioner had additionally rebelled in opposition to the PDP in 2020 for handing Governor Godwin Obaseki its ticket for reelection after the governor was disqualified from the APC governorship major for alleged forgery of an instructional certificates.

Mr Obaseki went forward to win the Election on the PDP ticket because the celebration suspended Mr Afegbua for alleged anti-party actions.

Source:- Premium Times

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