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South-South Governors Reiterate Support For Atiku/Okowa

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November 23, (THEWILL) – Four Governors from the South-South geo-political zone have reiterated their unwavering support for the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, and his running mate, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa.

The four Governors include Ifeanyi Okowa (Delta State), Udom Emmanuel (Akwa Ibom), Godwin Obaseki (Edo) and Senator Douye Diri (Bayelsa).

Okowa, who spoke to newsmen in Government House, Yenagoa, shortly after a meeting with his other counterparts, said the governors were determined to deliver their party in next year’s presidential election.

He said the issues involving their party’s G-5 Governors led by the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, were being addressed.

He assured that the PDP presidential candidate and the five other Governors will meet soon.

“We believe that we are one family. There are still issues and they are being attended to. Very soon there will be a meeting between the presidential candidate with the G-5 Governors.

“They are part of the family and we are not going to allow them go. So, obviously, everything is being put in place to reconcile all differences and move together as a family”, he explained.

Also speaking, the Governor of Bayelsa State, Senator Douye Diri, described the South-South as a stronghold of the PDP, assuring that the party will emerge victorious at all levels in next year’s general election.

He expressed delight over the unity and love among the Governors of the region and expressed confidence that the differences in the party, which he described as family issues, will be resolved amicably.

Governor Diri also thanked his colleagues for their support during the recent floods, saying the people of the state will always be grateful to them.