By Victor Bieni, Asaba
A group of Youths under the aegis of “Core Delta Youth” led by its State Coordinator, Comr. Uyero Erarawewho Jnr has enjoined Party Leaders, NWC, the National Caucus of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to choose Atiku’s Vice Presidential Running Mate for the party’s joint ticket of the forthcoming 2023 general elections in Nigeria from South-South.
Uyero Erarawewho Jnr, who doubled as thSpecial Assistant to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa on Political Matters made this disclosure in a press statement made available to newsmen today being on Tuesday, 14th June, 2022 in Asaba, Delta State Capital.
The Core Delta Youth Boss, stated that, picking the Vice Presidential Candidate of the party PDP as Atiku’s running mate from the South-South will help the party to secure victory over the Candidate of rulling All Progressive Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, Labour Party, Peter Obi among others.
Recall that the PDP Presidential Candidate for the 2023 general elections, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar in a statement, media reports credited to him yesterday being on Sunday has vowed to pick a very formidable person as Vice Presidential Candidate or Running Mate of the party PDP as he noted the fact that he has consulted party stakeholders on the move to have one amongst the numerous qualified Candidates.
The seasoned Youth leader who was the Chairman of the just concluded PDP South-South Youth Leaders Summit in Asaba, in an indept political analysis noted that the gesture of given the joint ticket of Vice Presidential Candidate of South-South as Atiku’s running mate for the forthcoming 2023 elections.
According to him, the gesture will help to checkmate the Candidacy of Bola Tinubu and Peter Obi in the South-South geo-political zones of Nigeria as the duo has viable advantages over Atiku of PDP in the South West and South-East geo-political zones of the country.
The leadership of Core Delta Youth noted that, “the recent meetings of the South-South PDP Youth Leaders Summit held in Asaba it was signed and sealed , agreed that the Vice Presidential Candidate of the party should come to the South-South if the North happens to clinched the Presidential ticket of the part PDP which eventually happened”.
Uyero Erarawewho Jnr stated further that, South-South has notable hands to mount the position ranging from Sen. Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, Governor of Delta State. H.E Nyesom Wike, Governor of Rivers State, and Governor Emmanuel Udom.
The press statement by the Chairman reads in parts: “These South-South PDP leaders, Governors have been humble, credible, and most efficient in the region, loyal party men, formidable political leaders of the party”.
“They have been political leaders who had sacrificed all, for the growth and development of the party. One of them should be considered by PDP to have that position for the victory of the party come next year 2023 general elections in Nigeria”.
“We insist that the Party Vice Presidential candidate if not taken from the South-South region the youths will have nothing to vote for at the moment”.