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‘Southern Leaders Failed To Agree On Zone To Produce President’ Says Okowa

'Southern Leaders Failed To Agree On Zone To Produce President' Says Okowa

‘Southern Leaders Failed To Agree On Zone To Produce President’ Says Okowa

‘Southern Leaders Failed To Agree On Zone To Produce President’ Says Okowa

The All Progressives Congress and its presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, have been criticized for choosing a stand-in running mate before the deadline set by the Independent National Electoral Commission.

Ifeanyi Okowa, the governor of Delta State and vice-presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, has said this is not a wise move.

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He stated on Thursday while appearing on the Channels Television current affairs program Politics Today.

Okowa claimed that Tinubu’s choice of Kaburi Masari, a political ally from Katsina State, as an interim running mate merely served to show the APC’s lack of management discipline.

Okowa also stated that the though the South-East is making a legitimate demand for the presidency, he is an Igbo man from the Delta in the South-South.

‘Southern Leaders Failed To Agree On Zone To Produce President’ Says Okowa

He said the North-East equally had the right to agitate for the presidential seat as both zones had yet to produce a president of the country.

He, however, noted that they have to gain power through a democratic process, urging them to keep pushing for it.

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He stated,

“When we were talking about the issues of the presidency, if the PANDEF – it is not just about PANDEF, or South-West’s Afenifere, or the Middle Belt or the Ohanaeze (in the South-East) alone; in their collective voice, if they had insisted that ‘the presidency, we want it this time and it must be from the South-East’…a good request. But the real truth is they were just asking for a southern presidency without trying to situate it where ordinarily it should be”


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