Dr Farah Dagogo who is a member of House of Representative, has said that the People’s Democratic Party Presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubarkar, will have a landslide victory in the South South as well as other geo political zones in the 2023 presidential election.
GoldenNewsNg reports that In a statement issued in Port Harcourt on Friday, Dagogo said the people of Nigeria want a leader they can trust, arguing that Atiku has the quality of leadership everyone can rely on.
He said Atiku/Okowa ticket will address the twin problem of resource control and restructuring, saying Atiku understand the pains of the Niger Delta people and has the capacity to address it.
“This proactive move alone has diffused the concerns of the larger percentage of the people of the South South in particular, and other geo political zones in the country with natural resources. The people want a leader who they can trust, who does not have integrity deficit, who understands the pains and problems facing them and who possess the wand and political will to tackle it.
Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has demonstrated that and more. On the basis of policies that will benefit the people, Atiku will get majority of the votes in the South South, as well as other zones in the country. As for Rivers State, he will get a resounding landslide,” he said.
He described Atiku ‘as reliable and a man of integrity, who over the years matched words with action’ , promising that ‘his restructuring and resource control drive which encapsulate his ( Atiku’s) five point development agenda align with his character and deeds.’
The lawmaker described the choice of Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, as Atiku’s running mate as a masterstroke.
“Part of the problems that bedeviled our country in recent times is the need to address the restructuring menace and that of resource control, which is paramount to the people of the Niger Delta and other regions in the country with natural resources.
“For the first time, we have a candidate aspiring to the highest office in the country who is willing to tackle those issues heads on.
“To demonstrate his commitment and readiness, he assembled legal experts, in collaboration with major and critical stakeholders from the various geo-political zones, to draft the restructuring amendment bill.
“That bill is ready and waiting to be presented to the incoming National Assembly, the 10th Assembly,” he said.