Okowa: Nigeria’s Unity Threatened Because People Are Frustrated — There Is Poverty Everywhere

Okowa: Nigeria’s Unity Threatened Because People Are Frustrated — There Is Poverty Everywhere
Ifeanyi Okowa

Ifeanyi Okowa, vice-presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has stated that the unity of the country is being threatened because of frustration and poverty.

He stated this while speaking on Friday at an event in Abuja, organised by Green Assembly Initiative (GAI) to mark International Youths Day.

Okowa stated that the issues Nigeria is facing needs someone who is experienced.

The Delta governor said the country is too “fractured” and needs a leader like Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the party, to fix it.

“Our building process starts in 2023 when Atiku Abubakar becomes president. If we do not elect the right person, we’ll find ourselves getting somebody who is going to get the seat and still be confused,” he said.

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“It’s much easier to govern in a nation where the rule of law is not taken for granted, because institutions are already working.

“But in a country like Nigeria and in most African countries where the issues are different, it requires a lot of deep talk, a lot of experience — positive experience that can truly enable you to govern and to be able to bring everybody on the table and be inclusive in governance.

“Not too many people have such experiences. I believe that the Nigeria of today is fractured. There are so many contending voices. People are speaking in different directions.

“Our oneness is being threatened. Why? Not because of the north or south, Muslim and Christians, but because there’s frustration everywhere; there’s poverty everywhere.”

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