The Governor of Bayelsa State, Duoye Diri and his Edo State counterpart, Godwin Obaseki on Tuesday visited the vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ifeanyi Okowa.
Diri while addressing newsmen after the meeting said the unity of the PDP is of priority ahead of the 2023 general elections.
According to Diri, the main opposition party hopes to discuss with the five aggrieved governors of the party identified as the G-5.
He further stated that the party wishes to convince them to support the party and work for the victory of the presidential candidate of the party, Atiku Abubakar
The Bayelsa State Governor said, “We want a united PDP and each time we meet, we focus and discuss the unity.
“We are not ruling out speaking to our brothers. Even today, we have also discussed the possibility of speaking to them to return to our party.
“We are calling on our brother-governors to be part of their own party and work in unity with every other person. We still want our brother governors back so we can visit them the way we visited our brother, Governor Okowa who by God’s grace will be the Vice-President of Nigeria.”
Obaseki speaking on the visit to Delta State said they are in the state to wish Okowa well in the forthcoming election.
He said, “It is a new year. We go around felicitating as a family to wish each other well and pray the new year brings good tidings to the party.
“We are here today to visit our brother, senator Ifeanyi Okowa, governor of Delta state and vice-presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2023 presidential election.
“We wish him well in this election year and by the grace of God, he will be the next vice-president of Nigeria.
“We pray God Almighty will make our dreams come true this 2023.”