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2023: PDP’ll run as united family, says Okowa

The vice-presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party and the Governor of Delta State, Ifeanyi Okowa, has said that the party will run in the 2023 general election as a united family.

Okowa was speaking to newsmen on Friday at the Benue State Governor’s Lodge, Asokoro, in Abuja after a private meeting with Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State.

He said the process of atonement put in place as initiated by officials of the party to resolve all issues arising from the fallout of the party’s presidential primary, and his nomination thereafter for the vice-presidential job, was going on, noting that at the end, “all issues would be resolved.”

He stressed that the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, was a dogged party member who had given his all for the victory of the PDP and would not want to give another political party his commitment.

The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, in his remarks emphasised that the party hierarchy was on course to further the talks to right off all the wrongs that were committed during the struggle for the presidential and vice-presidential tickets.

The PUNCH reported that Ortom, on Tuesday, said the presidential flag-bearer of the party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, had heeded to his advice regarding his disagreement with Wike.

The governor, however, counselled that as a reputable stakeholder of the party Governor Wike needed to be pacified to ensure that the atonement process was done smoothly with ease.

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