2023: PDP Has Enough Youths To Counter ‘Obidient’ Movement – Okowa’s Aide

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Mr Funkekeme Solomon, a seasonal politician is a one-time Deputy Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, a former Commissioner, and currently a Senior Political Adviser to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State. He speaks with MATTHEW OCHEI on the crisis rocking the party both at the national and state level, threats by the Peter Obi movement, among sundry issues

Atiku Abubakar and Ifeanyi Okowa’s presidential candidacy is a source of worry for the party. What is the way forward?

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First and foremost, the way forward is the good news that the Board of Trustees has waded into the matter, and I think they are capable, seasoned, and experienced politicians and leaders of the party who have the party’s interest at heart. So, I will appeal to all sides to allow the BOT to settle the matter in the interest of all.

What we need is a commitment to the party and the ability to sacrifice personal interests for the common good of the party, knowing that the party is on the brink of winning the election.

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According to the Wike group, the PDP violated the rotational policy that is enshrined in the PDP constitution. Is that not a threat to the party?

The National Convention of the party is the highest decision-making body, and the constitution is subject to that national convention. If the national convention says they should throw open the contest, that is superior to what the constitution says.

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The Wike group also claimed that there was an agreement that Iyorchia Ayu, the PDP chairman would resign if a Northerner emerged as a presidential candidate. Why is it taking so long to implement that agreement?

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