By Kparobo Ehvwubare-Asaba
The Minority leader of the House of Representatives and member representing Aniocha/Oshimilli federal constituency, Ndudi Godwin Elumelu has congratulated Gov. Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa as he emerged as the PDP Vice Presidential candidate on the forthcoming presidential election.
“I heartily congratulate you, Your Excellency, Sen. Dr. Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa, the humble, hardworking and down to earth Governor of Delta State on your emergence as the Vice-Presidential Candidate of our great party the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2023 general elections.”
“Your confirmation as Presidential running mate is no doubt informed by the confidence and trust reposed on you by our Presidential Standard Bearer, His Excellency, Atiku Abubakar, GCON, (Wazirin Adamawa), other PDP leaders, teeming members and supporters of our great party across the nation.”
“You have again brought honour and pride to our dear State, Delta, where you have demonstrated uncommon commitment as evident in your unprecedented achievements in all sectors and we assure you and His Excellency Atiku Abubakar of our unalloyed and unwavering support for the task ahead.”
Describing Atiku Abubakar as a brilliant and astute administrator cum great unifier who has great respect for all Nigerians.
“His Excellency Atiku Abubakar is a statesman par excellence, a brilliant administrator, remarkably committed and competent leader, a unifier and detribalized Nigerian, who has exceptionally deep understanding of the challenges of our nation and the solutions thereto.”
Elumelu tasked Gov. Okowa to use his office as the Chairman, South-South governors forum to commence genuine reconciliation process that would see the Party to victory.
He also hinted that he believed that with Atiku Abubakar leading the charge, and Okowa by his side, the PDP is sure of victory in the 2023 Presidential election.
“Importantly sir, as a leader, particularly as the Chairman of the South South Governors’ Forum, I earnestly urge you to use your emergence to immediately initiate processes that will lead to peaceful reconciliations and calming of all frayed nerves including some leaders who may feel sidelined or scorned in the process of nominating the Vice-Presidential candidate.”