Farah Dagogo, a member of the House of Representatives from Rivers State, says he is sure that the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, will win the 2023 elections by a landslide in Rivers state and get the most votes in the whole South-South.
Dagogo, who represents the Bonny-Degema Federal Constituency on the PDP platform, made the prediction after Atiku’s comments at the Lagos meeting of the Nigeria Guild of Editors, NGE, where he said that he already had a draft amendment bill on restructuring ready with input from stakeholders in all geopolitical zones to give to the 10th National Assembly if he was elected president next year.
He said that the former Vice President and his running mate, Delta State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, are living up to the support and trust that Nigerians, especially in the South-South, have in them because they said they would restructure the country if they were elected.
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The Reps member who was at the NGE meeting with Atiku said, “On the basis of policies that will benefit the people, Atiku will get the majority of the votes in the South-South, as well as other zones in the country. As for Rivers state, it will be a resounding landslide for Atiku-Okowa.
“Part of the problems bedeviling our country is imperative to address restructuring and resource control, which are paramount to people of the Niger Delta and other regions in the country. For the first time, we have a candidate aspiring to the highest office in Nigeria who is willing to tackle those issues head-on.
“To demonstrate his commitment and readiness, he assembled legal experts to draft the restructuring amendment bill in collaboration with critical stakeholders from the various geopolitical zones.
“That bill is ready and waiting to be presented to the incoming 10th Assembly. This proactive move alone has diffused concerns of the larger percentage of the people of the South-South and other geopolitical zones with valued natural resources.
“The people want a leader they can trust, who does not have integrity deficit, understands their pains, and possesses the capacity and political will to tackle them. Alhaji Atiku has demonstrated that and more.”
The federal lawmaker also said, “The choice of Governor Okowa as Atiku’s running mate was genius, masterstroke. Okowa is not only of the Igbo and Niger Delta extraction, but he is also one of the best brains from the Southern part of the country.”
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