By Simeon OSAJIE
The Special Assistant to the Delta State
Governor On Youth and Community Development, Hon. David Odeli has said that the Atiku/Okowa’s economy policy document would bridge the widening gap between the rich and the poor in the country if the duo of Atiku Abubakar and Senator Ifeanyi Okowa emerged as President and Vice president of the country by 2023.
Sounding like an incurable optimist, Hon. Odeli believes that the locust years of the APC government which has not only ruined but also left the country in tatters is something that can be rolled back if Nigerians are willing to cast their trust in the Atiku/Okowa joint ticket.
Odeli made the submission during a chat with newsmen in Benin, Edo State capital.
According to Hon. Odeli, the combination of the Atiku and Okowa holds a lot of prospects for both Nigeria and Nigerians,.
“Both Atiku and Okowa are tested, trusted and also brimming with a lot of exciting policies and programmes that can rapidly lift the people out of poverty and doldrums and also restore the country’s lost glory.”
He urged Nigerians to make sure they vote massively for the Atiku/Okowa joint ticket as a way of guaranteeing that Nigeria is rescued from the hands of these vultures in power.
The University of Benin trained political scientist and security consultant also stated that the duo of Atiku and Okowa possess the requisite democratic credentials to rescue the Nigerian state and restore the much cherished good old days when Nigerians could afford to sleep in their homes at night with both eyes closed.
The Special Assistant lashed out heavily at the APC government and accused it of doing nothing to abate the rising spate of insecurity, the rescue of the devalued local currency, hyperinflation and the dearth of infrastructure.
According to him, “it is obvious even to the blind that the APC administration has failed woefully and the citizens are left with no other option than to vote the party out of power in 2023. “
On the reported power tussle between the present Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, who is also the PDP vice presidential candidate and a former governor of the state, Chief James Onanefe Ibori, Hon. Odeli said the matter is purely a “family affair” and that it is being resolved with the help of party elders and other stakeholders in the state.
He described Chief Ibori as a “foremost national leader and a core party man”, adding that there is no way Chief Ibori will destroy the house he and his political foot soldiers slaved to build and made invisible and unbeatable in the state.
Commenting on the internal strife between the party and five of its governors also known as the G5, Hon. Odeli expressed hope in the ability of the party’s internal dispute resolution mechanism to settle the rift in the shortest possible time.
In particular, Hon Odeli is optimistic that Nigerians will elect Atiku and Okowa in the 2023 general election.