- Nigerians have been advised not to vote based on sentiments but to look at the quality of the candidates
- According to the Catholic Bishop of Awka Diocese, His Lordship, Bishop Paulinus Ezeokafor, Peter Obi is a good candidate
- Meanwhile, he called on every adult who has not registered to do so and get his PVC as part of citizens’ civic duties
His Lordship, Bishop Paulinus Ezeokafor, the Catholic Bishop of Awka Dioces, has advised Nigerians on how to choose President Muhammadu Buhari's successor.
According to him, Nigerians, irrespective of state of origin or religion should look inwards and consider the future of the country before casting their votes for the new president of Nigeria.
He said that from his knowledge of Mr. Peter Obi, his integrity, prudence, humility, and what he did in Anambra state in all sectors, that he was confident Obi was the type of person Nigeria needed at this critical time of her development.
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Meanwhile, he called on every adult who has not registered to do so and get his PVC as part of citizens’ civic duties.
Atiku offers Wike petroleum ministry portfolio if he wins
Citing an anonymous source, Premium Times reported that Atiku offered Wike or his nominee the petroleum ministry portfolio if he wins the election after the campaign for the Rivers state governor to be picked as running mate began to grow in the party.
Governor Wike, however, reportedly rejected the offer.
It was learned that Atiku arranged to meet Governor Wike on Thursday morning, June 16, to personally inform him of his decision to pick Governor Okowa.
However, on realising that Okowa was the choice, the Rivers governor reportedly flew out of Abuja on the eve of the meeting.
Since Atiku's public nomination of Okowa as his running mate, Governor Wike has not made a public statement regarding the development.
2023: I didn’t betray Southern Nigeria, says Governor Ifeanyi Okowa
Meanwhile, the Delta state governor and vice presidential candidate of the PDP, Okowa, has said that he did not betray southern Nigeria by accepting to be Atiku's running mate.
He said that contrary to claims and remarks in certain quarters, on his emergence as the vice-presidential candidate of his party, he belonged to a political party that agreed to throw the presidential ticket open as the best way to rescue the nation.
Okowa, who spoke on Arise Television on Friday night, June 17 said he would not join issues with any group on the issue, especially the Southern and Middle Belt Leaders’ Forum because he respects the conveners.