Previous Government Magistrate for Data and South Pioneer, Boss Edwin Clark has asked the Delta state Lead representative Ifeanyi Okowa to leave being the running mate of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, Individuals’ Leftist faction, PDP, official competitor.
Tending to columnists on Wednesday at his Asokoro home in Abuja, the Head of Container Niger Delta Gathering, PANDEF and Southern and Center Belt Pioneers Discussion (SMBLF) in a letter dated February 2, 2023, addressed to Lead representative Okowa, said that the Lead representative and Atiku won’t win the administration on joint ticket.
Clark who noticed that Okowa went in opposition to the goals of southern lead representatives and different partners that no lawmaker from the South ought to acknowledge to be running mate to a northerner and especially, Atiku Abubakar, blamed the Lead representative for utilizing cash having a place with Delta individuals to support his mission with Atiku, and asked the lead representative to openly apologize to individuals of the south and pull out from the race.
A piece of the letter read, “Today, I say with sureness that you are more domineering than whatever other Military chairman that has controlled Delta State since its creation in 1991.
“I can in this manner comprehend the reason why you have purposely and corruptly double-crossed your partners of Southern Nigeria and individuals for your own narrow minded desire by needing to arrive on a more secure ground by tolerating to act as running mate to Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.
“No, by God’s effortlessness your request won’t be replied. Maybe, you have failed to remember the gravity of the offense you have committed against individuals of Southern Nigeria.
“To cover your evil plot, you willfully prompted everybody to have a gathering of the 17 Southern lead representatives in Government House Asaba on Tuesday eleventh May 2021. You gave them an excellent gathering and gave them a secretariat that drafted the dispatch under your watch, which was capably perused by the Director of the Southern Lead representatives Discussion, Lead representative Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State.
“It was to be sure a sensation, as you all in all requested for Southern Administration and demanded that not a single one of you ought to acknowledge to be a VP.
“Right away a short time later, the Southern and Center Belt Pioneers Gathering (SMBLF), which I lead, gave the lead representative’s statement 100 percent support and proclaimed that no Southern serving lead representatives, Lawmakers or Legislators ought to acknowledge to be running mate, especially to Atiku Abubakar.
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“The 17 lead representatives later met again in Lagos and Enugu to confirm the choice taken in your Administration House Asaba. Much to our dismay that you were utilizing this to consummate your mystery intend to be running mate to Atiku Abubakar all along.
“We are consequently not astounded that you coordinated every one of the agents from Delta State not to decide in favor of Lead representative Nyesom Wike of Waterways State or Lead representative Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State who are your neighbors yet all things considered, they casted a ballot greatly for Atiku Abubakar during the PDP Official Primaries last year.
“It would be reviewed in 2007, that Delta State funds were utilized in subsidizing part of the appointment of Umaru Musa Yar’Adua through the order of President Olusegun Obasanjo. We were hence not shocked when you also have chosen to back Atiku Abubakar with Delta Individuals’ cash since; there is no one to challenge you. I rehash, you won’t succeed.
“It is consequently to your greatest advantage to transparently apologize to your partners of both APC and PDP whom you beguiled in taking a choice you won’t ever trust in. After your open statement of regret to your kin and Southern Nigeria, you ought to step down your desire of becoming Bad habit Official applicant of the PDP. There your honor lies.”