The Atiku/Okowa Presidential Campaign Council, has been inaugurated at the Michael Okpara Auditorium Umuahia, the Abia State capital.
Major stakeholders of Abia PDP including former Senate President and the Acting Chairman of PDP Board of Trustee, Senator Adolphus Wabara; immediate- past Governor and Senator representing Abia Central, Senator Theodore Orji who doubles as the South East Coordinator for Atiku/Okowa PCC, graced the occasion.
Other key party bigwigs at the Inauguration were former Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Chairman and BoT member of PDP, Chief Onyema Ugochukwu; former Secretary to State Government, Dr Eme Okoro; presidential aspirant and former Speaker, Rt. Hon Chikwendu Kanu; PDP Chairman, Asiforo Okere; former Chairman of the party, Senator Emma Nwaka, among others.
Inaugurating the campaign council, the South East Coordinator for Atiku/Okowa Presidential Campaign Council, Senator Orji, charged the members to be dedicated and committed to their mandate “which is to deliver Atiku” in the state.
He harped on the need for unity among PDP members to ensure the success of the party at the forthcoming polls as he cautioned members of the council against betrayal and hanky-panky deals, saying that the victory of the party will be in the interest of all.
The former Governor further said that success at the 2023 polls would be dependent on hard work, maintaining that it will be difficult for anybody to rig the elections as he charged them to put in their best to ensure the success of Atiku in the state.
In his remarks, Senator Wabara also harped on unity among the party faithful, while urging members of the PCC to work assiduously and prove that Abia is a PDP stronghold.
The PDP Acting BoT Chairman drummed support for Atiku/Okowa’s candidacy, pleading with Ndigbo to pitch their tent with the former Vice President adding that Atiku had made a solemn promise to facilitate the emergence of Nigeria’s President of Igbo extraction after his tenure.
Apparently referring to those who are not yet supporting the Atiku candidacy, Wabara said nobody should play god.
In his inaugural speech, the Abia State Coordinator for Atiku/Okowa PCC, and former Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Chief Charles Ogbonnaya, promised to deliver their mandate as he assured Atiku of a landslide victory in Abia.
Members of the PCC include: Deputy Governor, Ude OkoChukwu, who was appointed Chairman of the PCC, while Rep Nkem Abonta is the Vice Chairman.
Others members include Chief Kingsley Megwara, Spokesman; Emeka Stanley, PDP Secretary, David Iroh; PDP Vice Chairman, Abia North, Amah Abraham; MrsUgochi Alex-Lekwauwa, among others.