The South-South and South-East Zones of the National Youth Council of Nigeria have commended Governor of Delta State Ifeanyi Okowa for his laudable achievements in infrastructure development, youth and women empowerment in the state.
The Council who addressed a joint press conference in Asaba also praised the choice of the the Governor Okowa as the Vice Presidential candidate of the PDP.
As the build up to the 2023 general election in the country intensifies more commendations is coming the way of the PDP Vice presidential candidate in the aspect of engagement of youths and infrastructure development. The leaders of National Youth Council of Nigeria in south-south and South-East are not hiding their admiration for Governor Ifeanyi Okowa who they say has demonstrated quality leadership.
They youths to collect their permanent voter cards to be ready to cast their votes as they call the Independent National Electoral Commission to ensure a credible exercise
Insecurity in the country, unemployment, poor road infrastructure, adverse situation posed by the flood on food security and the economy of the nation are part of the issues they want the federal government to quickly address.
The Delta State Governor is the Vice Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party and his emergence following the Presidential Primary of the party in Abuja has split the party into two distinct factions.
The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, and his allies, Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State and Samuel Ortom of Benue State have called for the resignation of the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Dr Iyorchia Ayu.
The call according to them was premised on his failure to act as an impartial arbiter and holding him to his promise to resign if a Northerner emerges as the Presidential Candidate of the party.
He has since been steadfast in his refusal to resign saying he cannot be forced out until the end of his 4 year mandate to lead the party.