You Must Contest for Presidency, Group Begs Okowa

Arewa Vanguard For Peace and Unity, a Northern based group, wants the Executive Governor of Delta State, Dr Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa, to declare his intention to run for the presidential position in 2023.

Disclosing this at a press conference organised by the group in Kano, the National Co-ordinator Awal T Abubakar said their resolve to support the governor stems from the fact that “He is a Nigerian devoid of ethnic sentiments. He is the only governor accommodating almost all the major tribes in his state peacefully. Okowa is a bridge-builder who can deliver if allowed to serve as president. 

“We are confident that if given the mandate, he will bring development to the country within the shortest time just as he handles the rapid growth and development of Delta state. 

“Today Delta is one of the fastest-growing states in the entire West African sub-region in terms of human capital development, and this is what we want for Nigeria,” he said

Arewa Vanguard also mentioned the governor’s efforts in impacting the lives of his people through numerous empowerment programmes in the state that include YAGEP and STEP.He further described him as a source of peaceful coexistence, adding that he is therefore worthy of contesting for the presidential seat.

However, the group gave the governor a deadline to come out and declare his intention to contest, or they will engage in a peaceful protest at the government house in the state.

“We once again appeal to Dr Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa, the Executive Governor of Delta state, to declare his intention now for the Office of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria within the next two weeks, or we will mobilise our members across the country for a peaceful protest to storm Delta State Government House until he declares his intention, we will not leave Government House Asaba until he accepts our call.”

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