The lawmaker representing Delta North Senatorial District, Peter Nwaoboshi, has described the Vice Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Ifeanyi Okowa, as a power-drunk.
The All Progressives Congress member, while reacting to the emergence of Okowa as the running mate of Atiku Abubakar, tagged him as a betrayal. Nwaoboshi stated this during an interview with Vanguard, where he noted why he dumped PDP for APC ahead of the 2023 election. He wondered why Okowa held a meeting with the South-South forum where he called for power to move to the South, only for him to campaign for the vice-presidential slot 48 hours after. The lawmaker who stated the reason why he left PDP said, “the answer to the question is embodied in the statement of the Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Forum, SMBLF led Elder statesman, Chief Edwin Clark, everything I said and I told the people about Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, it is now that people are now realizing that I was telling them the truth, that this man can betray you at any time, that he is power drunk. “How can you host a meeting of the South-South Forum, 48 hours after that you were in Minna campaigning to be the vice president? He moved on a chartered flight to Minna to meet the former president and lobby to be the Vice President, and he was deceiving his fellow governors. “And look at the defence he is putting, that his party decided to throw the contest open and then a presidential candidate emerged. First of all, did he vote for a Southerner, did the Delta delegates vote for a Southerner? At least, I kept my side of the agreement that we should all vote for a Southern presidential candidate. “At the convention ground, he directed Delta delegates to vote for Atiku because he had a pact with him. “When I met Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, he said, ‘Distinguished, why did you leave our party? I am not happy with you.’ I said, ‘the things I saw, you will still see them.’ When we went with the Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights, and Legal Matters, he was not happy with me when he saw me. He said, ‘Distinguished, how can you do this?’ I said, ‘Excellency, what I saw, you will see it.’ I think I am happy he has seen it.”
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