Southern leaders failed to agree on zone to produce president – Okowa made big revelation, which emphasized that had if southern leaders went for South East presidency, they would have gotten the desired results.
“When we were talking about the issues of 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,” he stated..
The Governor of Delta State and vice-presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Ifeanyi Okowa, has said the All Progressives Congress and its presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, are not smart by picking a placeholder as running mate ahead of the deadline of the Independent National Electoral Commission.
According to Okowa, Tinubu’s decision to pick a political associate from Katsina State, Kaburi Masari, as an interim running mate only showed that the APC is not organised as a party.
Okowa also stated that the though the South-East is making a legitimate demand for presidency, he is an Igbo man from the Delta in the South-South.
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.