Katsina PDP Youths Vow To Deliver Six Million Votes For Atiku

Yasir Ibrahim, the Coordinator Atiku Support Organization in Katsina addressing the audience.

 

Youths in Katsina State under the auspices of the Atiku Support Organization have vowed to deliver at least six million votes for the presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar.

The State Coordinator of the Organization, Yasir Ibrahim, disclosed this during the inauguration ceremony of the 34 Local Government Coordinators at the Katsina State Atiku Presidential Campaign Office, Katsina on Sunday.

He explained that the coordinators, aged between 30 to 35, were inaugurated to ensure that Atiku wins all the polling units across the 34 LGAs of the State.

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Also speaking, the PDP Funtua/Dandume Federal Constituency Candidate, Hon. Rabilu Musa, who was impressed with the turnout of the teeming youth during the inauguration, said it shows that PDP is the answer.

I Will Name, Shame Oil Thieves, Atiku Tells Business Leaders

Ifeanyi Okowa and Atiku Abubakar in Lagos on Saturday, November 26, 2022

 

The 2023 presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar has threatened to name and shame oil thieves in the country if elected Nigeria’s President in 2023.

He made this known on Saturday when he interacted with the Business Dialogue Stakeholders Forum at the Eko hotel in Lagos.

 

 

Atiku, also said he would confiscate all oil blocs allocated to some Nigerians who have failed to make them operational.

“If you are not going to develop oil blocs given to you, we will take it away and give it to those who will develop it. We will also assemble the names of those involved in oil theft, publish same and prosecute them,” Atiku told the stakeholders.

 

 

He reiterated his commitment to privatizing the refineries in Kaduna, Port Harcourt and Warri.

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Atiku was at the event with his running mate and Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa.

 

 

Both Governors Udom Emmanuel and Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Akwa Ibom and Sokoto states; who are the Chairman and Director General of the Atiku/Okowa presidential campaign team, urged the stakeholders to support Atiku for a better Nigeria.

PHOTOS: How Atiku Took Presidential Campaign To Kwara

 

The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and his running mate, Governor Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, on Thursday stormed Kwara State which was the latest stop for the party’s presidential campaign. 

At Ilorin the Kwara State Capital, the former Vice President promised that if elected, his administration will set aside $10billion to create employment and boost small and medium scale enterprises to help the employment drive for youths and women in the country.

Atiku also carpeted the ruling APC over insecurity in the country saying Buhari and his ruling party have failed Nigerians in the area of insecurity and economic development.

The campaign had a massive turnout and the Vice Presidential Candidate, Dr Okowa was of the opinion that the turnout was an indication that Nigerians are very hungry and are ready to drive away hunger by ousting the ruling parry and bringing back the PDP.

He assured those present that, “the PDP will win in all six geo-political zone of the country. We will work with the people and rebuild Nigeria.”

Below are some images from the PDP presidential campaign in Kwara State.


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2023: I’ll Reserve $10billion For Youth Employment, Women Empowerment In Nigeria – Atiku

 

Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has said that if elected, his administration will set aside $10billion to create employment and boost small and medium scale enterprises to help employment drive for youths and women in the country.

The former vice president carpeted the ruling APC over insecurity in the country saying Buhari and his ruling party have failed Nigerians in the area of insecurity and economic development.

At the PDP presidential rally in Illorin, Kwara State on Thursday, Atiku bemoaned the state of insecurity and infrastructure decay in the country, he cited Kwara as example saying the state connects both south and north but bad roads have hindered growth within the state.


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Addressing the massive crowd that gathered to welcome the party’s campaign train, the PDP flagbearer said he is poised to totally transform the life of Nigerian if elected in 2023.

Earlier, in his speech, the Vice Presidential candidate of the PDP, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa said he is happy with what he has seen in Kwara.  Okowa said the huge crowd receiving PDP showed that people are very hungry and are ready to drive away hunger.

He said “the PDP is ready to create employment and won’t allow our children stay 8 month without going to school.”

He further assured that, “the PDP will win in all six geo-political zone of the country. We will work with the people and rebuild Nigeria.”

Chairman of the peoples Democratic Party, Senator Iyiorcha Ayu, said “The PDP is one big united family, we are on our way back to victory. PDP has come back to rescue Nigeria and put it back on development track to rescue all families.”

“Don’t allow anyone to deceive, we are hungrier than we were in 2015. Bring out your voters card, come out en-mass and vote all PDP candidates especially Atiku in the general election”. 

Ayu later presented the PDP’s flag to Shuaibu Yema, the governorship candidate of the party.

On his part, the former President of the Senate, Abubakar Bukola Saraki asked the party’s supporters to vote massively for all candidates of the party in the next year’s election, saying the people can trust him and the party’s leadership.

He said, “I stood and fought for democracy, APC came and lied to you and noe you knw the difference. It is time for Nigerians, starting from Kwara to kick out APC.

“When PDP was in power exchange rate was 200 and now it is 800, we are all tired.” He told the mammoth crowd.

“Atiku loves Kwara since the days of my father, other candidates don’t love you, they merely want to exploit you,” Saraki told PDP supporters in Kwara.

Earlier, Kwara state PDP chairman assured party supporters in the state that, “Our incoming President, Atiku Abubakar would restore security, revive the economy.”

The PDP governorship candidate said the people of Kwara are tired of “APC misrule, which have plunged the country into debt, especially the state, of over N300billion.”

Governor Tambuwal in his remarks thanked the Kwara PDP for a warm welcome and urged the people to vote massively for Atiku in next year’s election.

PDP Working To Reconcile With G5 – Okowa

Governors Seyi Makinde (Oyo), Samuel Ortom (Benue), Nyesom Wike (Rivers), Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Enugu) and Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia) in Port Harcourt on Saturday, November 19, 2022

 

Delta State Governor and the vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ifeanyi Okowa, on Wednesday, said the party is working assiduously to reconcile with five aggrieved governors known as the G5.

Speaking in Bayelsa State, Okowa said the PDP is concerned about the G5 and would want to carry them along in the party’s scheme of things.

He met with some other South-South PDP governors including Udom Emmanuel (Akwa Ibom), Godwin Obaseki (Edo) and Douye Diri (Bayelsa) at the Government House, Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital.

The Delta governor assured that the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar and the five aggrieved governors will meet soon.

“We believe that we are one family. There are still issues and they are being attended to. Very soon, there will be a meeting between the presidential candidate with the G5 governors,” he said.

“They are part of the family and we are not going to allow them to go. So, obviously, everything is being put in place to reconcile all differences and move together as a family.”

The G5 led by Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike want the resignation of Iyorchia Ayu as the party’s national chairman on the grounds that northerners should not hold the post and that of the flag bearer.

In his remarks, Diri described the South-South as a stronghold of the PDP, saying that the party will emerge victorious at all levels in next year’s general election.

He said, “We are one. In a family, there are always disputes. Those disputes do not separate us. We will resolve them and we continue to push on as one.

“South-South is a PDP region. South-South is a place where no other party can contend except PDP. I assure you that in all the elections from the presidency to the governorship, the national assembly and the state assembly, PDP will again triumph.”

Wike Absent As South-South PDP Govs Back Atiku-Okowa Candidacy

Governors Godwin Obaseki (Edo), Ifeanyi Okowa (Delta), Duoye Diri (Bayelsa) and Udom Emmanuel (Cross River) met in Bayelsa State on November 23, 2022.

 

Governors of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the South-South met in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital, on Wednesday, and backed the candidacy of the party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar and his running mate, Ifeanyi Okowa.

The governors include Godwin Obaseki (Edo), Ifeanyi Okowa (Delta), Udom Emmanuel (Akwa Ibom) and the host Duoye Diri (Bayelsa).

However, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike was conspicuously absent at the meeting. Wike is spearheading the G5 group aggrieved over the emergence of northerners as the PDP presidential candidate and the party’s national chairman (Iyorchia Ayu). They have repeatedly demanded the removal of Ayu for a southern replacement.

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Addressing journalists after the meeting, Obaseki said the meeting was to support Atiku and Okowa ahead of the 2023 general elections.

He noted that the party’s regional governors also met in Bayelsa to commiserate with their colleague whose states was ravaged by floods recently.

“We have a PDP South-South Governors Forum and our vice presidential candidate, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa is our Chairman and we decided to host a meeting of the Forum in Bayelsa this evening to have an opportunity to come and visit our brother who has gone through so much in the flooding crisis we have here,” he said.

“It also afforded us an opportunity to discuss matters of mutual interest to us PDP governors ahead of the next presidential and national elections.

“We also want to use the opportunity to come and show support and also find out from our brother, the vice presidential candidate, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa on the goings on on the national level and to reiterate our total support for the candidacy of President Atiku Abubakar and to assure them that we are here.”

Tinubu Campaigns In Delta State, Promises Prosperity And Development 

Tinubu is a former Lagos State governor. [email protected]

 

The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Bola Tinubu was in Warri Delta State to campaign for next year’s election, saying the ruling party comes with prosperity for the state and the country. 

Tinubu spoke on Saturday during the flag-off of the APC campaign in the oil-rich State.

“Go to Lagos State and see development and records of beautiful people. Hope is here, development is here, progress is here, Omo-Agege is here and prosperity is here,” the former Lagos State governor added.

“I will fullfil my promises to you. You are the future of this country. Your dreams will be realised for a stable and united Nigeria,” he told the gathering at the Warri Township Stadium.

He accused the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of underdeveloping Delta State, claiming that the party’s presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar fought former President Olusegun Obasanjo while the Adamawa-born politician was a vice president.

“When Atiku was there, he was fighting his boss in public. They were telling us how they spent money to buy cars for their girlfriends. Do they have shame? Will you vote for them again?” he asked.

“Our rivals do not have shame as they are fighting in public. How can they think of good governance?”

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The PDP has produced all governors in Delta State since the return of democracy in 1999. [email protected] is a former Lagos State governor. [email protected]

 

Tinubu was not the only person who spoke at the event. The party’s governorship flagbearer in the state Ovie Omo-Agege also accused the Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, of betraying Southern Nigeria by accepting to be the running mate.

According to the Deputy Senate President, a southerner should succeed Katsina-born President Muhammadu Buhari after his eight-year tenure in May.

He claimed Okowa is a “replica of Judas Iscariot today” and “should step down immediately from the ticket of Atiku Abubakar”.

Several chieftains of the APC attended the event in the oil-rich city. Some of them include the party’s vice presidential candidate, Kashim Shettima; Senate President Ahmed Lawan; Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo State; Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State; the Deputy National Chairman of the party (South), Emma Eneukwu and a former Edo State governor, Adams Oshiomhole among others.

Atiku And Okowa Visit Jonathan, Discuss ‘Plans To Recover Nigeria’

Atiku is a former vice president. [email protected]

 

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar and his running mate Ifeanyi Okowa have visited former President Goodluck Jonathan. 

Atiku, a former vice president, led a delegation to the visit in Jonathan’s Abuja residence on Thursday.

“Last night, I led a delegation alongside my vice presidential candidate, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, on a courtesy visit to former President Goodluck Jonathan at his residence in Abuja,” Atiku tweeted, sharing a photo of the trio.

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While Atiku did not share details of the discussions, the Delta State governor Okowa said it was centered on “plans to recover Nigeria”.

“Last night, alongside our presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, we had a great meeting with our former President, H.E. Goodluck Jonathan. There, we discussed our plans to #RecoverNigeria with His Excellency”.

The PDP chieftain has in recent times visited political leaders and other interest groups across the country as he ramps up his consultations in the months leading to the elections.

The former vice president had also met with editors on Wednesday where he reiterated his plans to restructure the country if elected in 2023. He equally shared his vision for the private sector and the economy.

“If you look at the thriving economies in the world, they allow the private sector to run the economy,” Atiku told the gathering.

“If you see the amount of work the government has to do in terms of constructing and decongesting our ports, and railway, and you have to borrow, I will rather concession most of these projects to the private sector and give them tax incentives. This will bring progress, prosperity, and peace”.

I Won’t Resign As Atiku’s Campaign Chairman – Udom Emmanuel

Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel on Tuesday during the flag-off for PDP governorship campaign in Uyo, the state capital.

 

Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel on Tuesday, said he won’t resign as the Chairman of Atiku Abubakar’s Presidential Campaign Council.

The governor said he is a loyal party man and won’t cave in to pressure from certain quarters for him to dump the 2023 presidential ambition of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential flag bearer (Atiku).

Udom, who spoke during the flag-off of the governorship campaign in Uyo, the state capital, described as false, reports (not by Channels Television) that he has turned his back on Atiku and his running mate and Governor of Delta State, Ifeanyi Okowa.

“I remain the chairman of the Atiku-Okowa Presidential Campaign. I am not going anywhere. They’ve seen that we are coasting home to victory, that is why they are bringing that (rumoured resignation),” Emmanuel said.

The Akwa Ibom governor is of the very few PDP governors still standing by Atiku in Southern Nigeria. Now known as the PDP G5, Governors Seyi Makinde (Oyo), Nyesom Wike (Rivers), Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia), Samuel Ortom (Benue), and Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Enugu) have been consistent in their demand that Iyorchia Ayu step down as PDP national chairman as a precondition to campaign for Atiku ahead of the February presidential poll.

Makinde as well as a former governor of Ondo State, Olusegun Mimiko; amongst other party chieftains in Wike’s camp had in September rejected their appointments as members of Atiku’s presidential council.

Wike and Emmanuel had contested the presidential ticket with Atiku at the PDP primary in May but the former Vice-President won.

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Addressing a large crowd of supporters on Tuesday when he unveiled his anointed successor, Umo Eno; as well as PDP Senate, House of Representatives and House of Assembly candidates in the state, Emmanuel expressed optimism that the team will win and campaign for Atiku.

“Before I go into any protocol, let me address Nigerians first. I woke up this morning to one fake news: they say I have resigned from being the chairman of the presidential campaign council. I am saying it is not true.

“We have won them before and we are going to win them again. We are in under the presidential council to win. So, we have to win. Don’t listen to all those rumours.

“I am here, very loyal party man. Very committed party man. I am here as the chairman of the presidential campaign of Atiku, of PDP. I am going anywhere; we are going to win together,” he said.

PDP Supporters Rally For Atiku/Okowa In Warri, Delta State

 

Supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) marched for the party’s presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar and his running mate Ifeanyi Okowa in Warri, Delta State, on Wednesday.

The supporters who were carrying several paraphernalia of the party including the flag marched through some roads in the oil-rich city, drumming support for the duo.

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They believe that with what Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has done in Delta State, he would do more if the PDP is elected to occupy the presidency next year.

Atiku, a former vice president, is one of the leading candidates for next year’s general election. He defeated Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State to clinch the PDP ticket during the party’s primary held in May.

Governor Okowa Presents N561.8bn Delta Budget For 2023

A file photo of Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa. Photo: [email protected]

 

Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa has presented the appropriation bill of N561.8 billion for the 2023 fiscal year to the State House of Assembly for approval.

The budget christened ‘Budget of Seamless and Stable Transition’ showed an increase of 17 per cent over that of 2022.

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Okowa said the budget is made up of capital expenditure of N326.6 billion which represents 58% of the total expenditure budget and an increase of N82 billion or17% growth from the 2022 budget. It also has a recurrent expenditure of N235.2 billion representing 42% of the total expenditure and an increase of N42 billion or 25% from the 2022 budget.

According to Okowa, the budget would be mainly funded through Internally Generated Revenue.

“The signs are obvious with a performance of 89 per cent of the budget in the first nine months of the current year. We shall continue to sustain and improve on the measures taken thus far, which culminated in the increased revenue profile,” Okowa said.

“While new sources of revenue are being explored, we shall also intensify enforcement of appropriate tax legislation.

“It is, therefore, our projection to generate the sum of N95 billion as IGR in 2023, representing 17 per cent of the total projected revenues for the year.”

In considering the macro-economic framework for the 2023 to 2025 Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) and the Fiscal Strategy Paper (FSP), the governor said he took into consideration the national inflation, the real GDP growth derived from the National Bureau of Statistics and the Federal Government’s assumptions for the preparation of the 2023 budget before arriving on a benchmark oil price of 70 US dollars per barrel; daily oil production benchmark of N1.69 million barrels, exchange rate of N435.57 per us dollar; and GDP growth projected at 3.75 percent and inflation closing at 17.16 percent.

According to the governor, the 2023 budget is targeted at completion of all on-going projects and loan repayment

Osun PDP Inaugurates Campaign Council For Atiku-Okowa

Atiku is promising to rebuild Nigeria. [email protected]

 

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Osun State chapter has inaugurated its campaign council for the party’s presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar and his running mate Ifeanyi Okowa ahead of the general election.

This inauguration took place at Atiku/Okowa campaign office along Gbongan/ Ibadan Road, Ogooluwa, in the state capital Osogbo.

The state chairman of the campaign council who doubles as the governor-elect Senator Ademola Adeleke said the PDP is the only party that can rescue Nigeria from the present situation the ruling APC has subjected the country to.

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He claimed that APC led government in the last seven years has failed Nigerians as insecurity, economic hardship and hunger persist in the land. Adeleke noted the time for better change is now.

The 305-man campaign council headed by the Governor-elect is expected to mobilize votes and support for the party’s candidates from local government to the national level.