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Union lauds Okowa’s emergence as Atiku’s running mate

The Nigerian Youth Union (NYU) has berated the Southern and Middle Belt Leaders’ Forum (SMBLF) on the choice of Delta State Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, as the Vice Presidential Candidate of the PDP in the forthcoming 2023 election.

The regional leaders had described Dr. Okowa as a betrayer and a traitor.

At a media briefing in Abuja, The President Nigerian Youth Union Comrade Chinonso Obasi alleged that the regional leaders are the actual betrayers who are interested in pushing their interests, tagging it the position of the region.

Comrade Obasi said Dr. Okowa is the most qualified candidate for the position of Vice Presidential Candidate of PDP.

‘’He was appointed because he has the Legislative and Executive experiences, great educational qualifications, and other administrative and governance experiences required to run the office of the Vice President

The choice of the PDP leaders is right and they won’t regret it as predicted by the regional leaders in the statement they released on Friday.

Lately, we have observed that these regional speakers speak only for themselves and tag it the position of their region, while in actual sense, they are expressing their personal opinion simply because things didn’t go their way.

It has become a trend by these sets of leaders to attack people of high profile with betrayal. They’re self-serving leaders. Apart from press statements how do Ohaneze, PANDEF, and the rest interact with the major constituents of Southern Nigeria?

Aside from this outburst on Dr. Okowa, elder statesman, Edwin Clark and his cohorts have unleashed a verbal attack on other great Nigerians. We have uncovered the sponsors of this unwarranted attack and they are people who do not wish Nigeria well’’ Comrade Obasi said.

He urged the elders to stop hitting up the polity, particularly the recent plan to cause distractions and confusion in PDP.

Comrade Obasi called on the PDP flag bearers to reach out to Nigerians with their policies and programs designed to restore the lost glory and battered image of the Country.

Reporting by Hassan Hussain, editing by Daniel Adejo