Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has congratulated Ifeanyi Okowa on his emergence as the running mate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.
Recall that Atiku had on Thursday officially announced Governor Okowa as his running mate for the 2023 elections.
Naija News reports that Atiku officially unveiled Okowa as his running mate at the party’s National Secretariat after the Delta governor was screened and cleared by a Screening Committee.
Speaking at the unveiling ceremony, Atiku revealed that he chose Okowa because he has the qualities to be the President and has an appreciation of the deep rot in which the country has been put into.
The PDP Presidential candidate added that he chose Okowa because he is dedicated, trustworthy, and reliable and would support him wholeheartedly to steer the country to greater heights
Reacting in a statement he personally signed, Obaseki said Okowa’s emergence will translate to victory for the party in the forthcoming elections.
Obaseki said: “I heartily congratulate you, my friend and brother, His Excellency, Sen. Ifeanyi Okowa on your emergence as the Vice Presidential candidate of our great party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
“An energetic grassroots mobiliser; Okowa, a two-time governor, senator and commissioner, has the needed experience that would guarantee victory for our party in 2023 elections in our bid to rescue the country and place it on the path of progress and prosperity.
“As we embark on this all-important mission to rescue Nigeria, we must now all work together in unity, as a people and party, to reclaim our country.”