Ahead of tomorrow’s flag-off of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP’s, Presidential Campaign in Akwa Ibom State, Uyo the state capital is witnessing a convergence of high profiled delegations of PDP stakeholders who started arriving on Sunday.
Among them are the Vice Presidential candidate and governor of Delta State, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State, Bayelsa state Governor Douye Diri, former Cross River State Governor, Liyel Imoke, Senator George Sekibo of the Rivers East Senatorial District, Senator Lee Maeba and others.
The host Governor and Chairman of the PDP Presidential Campaign Council, Mr. Udom Emmanuel, who was on hand to receive the delegations at the Victor Attah International Airport, Uyo, expressed delight over the hosting of the campaign flag-off and thanked the leadership of the Party for entrusting him and other members of the campaign council with the task of driving the Atiku/Okowa rescue mission.
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Giving assurances of the Campaign Council’s preparedness for a grand rally to launch the PDP to victory, Governor Emmanuel said the flag-off promises to be stunning, adding that the outstanding performances by PDP Governors have given impetus to the party.
“Let me thank PDP for the confidence they have in us. If you see the whole affairs of the party is piloted by the governors. It’s a whole confidence in us that the party can derive the strength from what the governors are doing in different states.
“Talking about how prepared we are, be rest assured this will be one of the best,” he stated.
On his part, Governor Okowa, said the Presidential Campaign flag-off in Uyo would be an extension of the loudly celebrated 35th anniversary of Akwa Ibom State creation and a kick- off of PDP’s celebration of the 2023 victory.
He described Governor Emmanuel’s chairmanship of the Presidential Campaign Council as special, hence the party’s anticipation of a great and exciting outing.
Similarly, Governor Obaseki lauded Governor Emmanuel’s ingenuity of bringing his private sector capacity, competence, skills and dexterity to bear in managing party and state affairs and reaffirmed the party’s confidence in his leadership ability.
He said, “we are very pleased and proud of Governor Udom Emmanuel who is the Chairman of Atiku/Okowa presidential campaign, we couldn’t have made a better choice as a party”, adding that Nigerians would soon come to terms with the correctness in the choice of Okowa from the South-South zone as the vice presidential candidate of PDP.
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