Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has voiced his thanks to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leadership and Alhaji Atiku Abubakar for choosing him to be the party’s Vice-Presidential candidate for the upcoming Presidential election.
This was said by Okowa on Friday as he was campaigning for the PDP in the state’s Ika South and Ika North East Local Government Areas.
He described it as a huge responsibility and asserted that the nomination was a sign of the party’s and Atiku’s faith in his capabilities.
The Governor thanked the residents of the state for their support over the years and urged them to participate in the general elections by casting a large number of votes for all of the party’s candidates, as they have done in the past.
In his words, Okowa said: “So, we are thankful and asking for your support because I know that you will back me and my party to achieve the task of recovering Nigeria.
“By the special grace of God, you have always supported me throughout my political career and I have seen Ika people come out in great numbers in the past, but I have never seen this kind of crowd in our campaigns here.
“I want to use this opportunity to thank the leadership of PDP and our Presidential Candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, for finding me worthy to be the Vice-Presidential candidate of our great party.
“I have challenged our people in Delta that as a state we must cross the one million votes mark and as people of Ika nation, I challenge us to deliver a minimum of 180,000 votes for the party.
“I urge you all to justify my selection by ensuring that all our votes in Ika nation will go to PDP and God will bless you as you continue to work hard for us to deliver in all the elections,” he concluded.