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S/South is for PDP, Atiku — Govs

Governors of the South South geopolitical zone who are members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have pledged to support the party’s presidential candidate, Atiku…

Governors of the South South geopolitical zone who are members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have pledged to support the party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, and his running mate, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa.

They made their position known in a chat with newsmen yesterday at the Government House, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, shortly after a meeting.

The governors were Okowa (Delta), Udom Emmanuel (Akwa Ibom), Godwin Obaseki (Edo) and Senator Douye Diri (Bayelsa).

Okowa said the issues involving their party’s G-5 governors led by the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, were being addressed.

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He said, “We believe that we are one family. There are still issues and they are being attended to. Very soon there will be a meeting between the presidential candidate and the G-5 governors. They are part of the family and we are not going to allow them go.

“So, obviously, everything is being put in place to reconcile all differences and move together as a family.”

Also speaking, Gov Diri described the South South as a stronghold of the PDP, assur-ing that the party would emerge victorious at all levels in next year’s elections.

Meanwhile, Atiku has tasked members of the party to go back to their communities, work for the party and win their polling units, saying that was the only way for them to be relevant.

Addressing members of the party at the inauguration of the Women’s Council of the Presidential Campaign Council (PCC), Atiku said women were the most loyal party members, adding that, “We encourage women and we support women to participate actively in our democratic process and nation building.”

 

By Bassey Willie (Yenagoa) & Baba Martins (Abuja)