Executive Assistant to Delta State Governor on Communications, Dr Barr Fred Latimore Oghenesivbe, has been appointed patron and national legal adviser of Atiku-Okowa Diehard Group, in Asaba on Thursday.
Speaking at the brief ceremony in Government House Asaba, Oghenesivbe said Nigerians are solidly behind the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, her Presidential candidate and his Vice, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and Senator Dr Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa, pointing out that other presidential candidates are in the race to fulfil all political righteous.
He posited that Atiku and his running mate, Okowa, stands tall as tested and trusted patriots, unifiers, renowned technocrats and administrators with impeccable skills, experience and integrity to decisively solve the multifaceted socioeconomic and security problems mismanaged by President Buhari and the APC national government.
He said recent political developments within PDP will further strengthen and deepen internal democracy via relevant organs of the party, and that all misunderstandings are being resolved to pave way for a groundbreaking flag off of presidential campaigns, adding that PDP shall effortlessly win the presidential election in 2023.
“I accept my appointment as Patron and National Legal Adviser to Atiku-Okowa Diehard Group. I urge members of the group to be focused, committed and to market our party and candidate to Nigerians, especially eligible voters.
“Atiku is well endowed to end the vexed spate of insecurity, poverty, joblessness and socioeconomic woes bedeviling our country.
“Nigerians are yearning for the rescue of the Nation from the bad governance of the national government of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and President Mohammadu Buhari.
“PDP is partnering majority of citizens to take back Nigeria, from those who plunged our nation into needless economic depression and acute indebtedness.
“Our country is in a total mess like never before. We have been taken 8 years backward as a result of the abysmal performance by APC national government in the past seven years and counting.
“A loaf of bread is now N850 as against N120 in 2015, while Nigerian Universities remained closed for more than six months and counting, due to the back stage education has been occupying in Buhari administration
“Atiku led PDP national government will overhaul the education sector, fund it adequately, revive and grow the nation’s economy, create jobs and wealth for Nigerians.
“Nigerian youth will benefit more because of their prime position as critical stakeholders in nation building. It’s time for our youth and women to arise and shine. Atiku-Okowa ticket shall provide positive and long lasting solutions to Nigeria’s ailing economy.
“I urge the group executives and members to adequately study Atiku’s manifesto titled ‘My Covenant With Nigerians’ so as to effectively take the message to the youth and eligible voters,” Oghenesivbe said.
A leader of the delegation, Dr Anthony Clark, who is also the first member of Delta State Hospital Management Board, said Oghenesivbe’s appointment as Patron and Legal Adviser is connected to his excellent antecedent as one of the positive voices for PDP and Okowa administration; coupled with his potentials as a sound lawyer and political communication Strategist.
“We are here on behalf of our group national executives to present this certificate of patron and legal adviser to you.
“By this appointment, you become a member of the National Executive Committee, NEC, of Atiku-Okowa Diehard Group, a political pressure group.
“We know your capacity and intellectual capabilities hence your overwhelming choice as one of our national leaders. Congratulations Sir!
“We are working very hard to ensure landslide victory for PDP, our presidential candidate and his vice, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and Senator Dr Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa,” he said.