A Member of the Directorate of Youth in the PDP Presidential Campaign Council, Hon. Onengiye Leonard Tamunoigbeinbia has reiterated the commitment of Rivers people to the Presidency of Atiku/Okowa.
Speaking with newsmen in Rivers on Friday, Onengiye, who is the DG Okrika LGA of the PDP Presidential Campaign Council, said Rivers people have a huge stake to protect in the Atiku/Okowa ticket, adding the message had already been passed.
He said, “In an interview by BBC pidgin, our dear Governor had already declared that it is better to be with PDP that has malaria than to go with the APC that has stage 3 cancer that is equated to death without remedy.
“We have already pitched our tent with the People’s Democratic Party in Rivers state and it is rather too late to make Rivers people return to stage 3 cancer because we might not survive the blow. Like our lord Jesus Christ said in the Holy Bible in the Book of Matthew 6:21 ‘For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also’
“Like the now trending song of our dear Governor “nye nde ba, nye nde ba, nye nde ba, which in encapsulation means, scratch my back and I will scratch your back. Atiku has cited most of his investments and companies in Rivers state which have given employment to our people and helped to build our IGR, this he has done to scratch our backs and we will return the favor.
“Atiku has the prerequisite experience, contacts both internationally and across the country, and have impacted many lives through his many philanthropic works.”
On unemployment, he explained that Atiku had taken many unemployed youths out of the streets through his many businesses in Rivers state and his home state of Adamawa.
“As Vice President, Atiku assembled what is arguably the best Economic Team ever in Nigeria. It was made up of young, world-class professionals, who came home to work. Some of those professionals are now political leaders, governors, and world leaders in their own right.
“He has a proven record of bringing young, unknown professionals into service. Many of the professionals and ministers brought in by Atiku were in their 30s and early 40s. Some of those young leaders have become governors in their states.
“There is no doubt that if allowed to become Nigeria’s president in 2023 Atiku will bring to practice his experience in governance and consequently take Nigerians out of the present socio and economic decadence.
“We want to state in clear terms that Atiku Abubakar is the Consensus candidate of true Rivers sons and daughters”, he said.