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The Ohaneze Youth Council congratulated Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and his running mate, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, for emerging as the standard-bearers of the country’s biggest opposition political party.
The leadership of the council expressed its delight at the emergence of Abubakar and Okowa as the PDP’s presidential and vice-presidential candidates in a congratulatory telegram signed by its national secretary, Obinna Achonye.
‘We see it as a restoration journey to overhaul the polity and redirect the vehicle of leadership of Nigeria to where Nigerians will be proud of their own country.
‘While we congratulate them, we reassure Nigerians that we will never succumb to the fiction of sentimental politics as unemployment, insecurity, and poverty have no tribe and religion.
‘We reassure Nigerians of our unalloyed support to the Atiku/Okowa ticket, as Dr Okowa is and remains one of our own. We are thrilled to get the news of this political elevation and we are hopeful that this marks the beginning of good things to come not only among Ohaneze youths, but Nigerian youths as a whole. Suppose leadership is the human capacity and the will to rally men and women to a common purpose and the character to inspire confidence. In that case, Nigerians should get ready for a better thing to come,’ the statement said.
The council further appealed to Nigerians to pray for the Atiku and Okowa for the strength to face the task ahead, which it said was enormous.