Tension wade in at Abeoukuta on Saturday evening, precisely at the resident of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, as the ex-military head of state verbally hitted Delta State governor Ifeanyi Okowa, who is the running mate to Atiku Abubakar in the 2023 presidential election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
The team led by the Vice Presidential candidate and Governor of Delta State, Okowa, included the Director General of the Presidential Council and governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal and former Jigawa State governor, Sule Lamido
Source disclosed that “Baba did not hide his feelings. He was very straight with Okowa. He accused him of betraying the patriotic resolve to have the 2023 presidency come to the south which the Delta governor and other southern governors championed before the primaries.
“Most of people who made up the team are people who Baba sees as not sincere especially governor Okowa and Sokoto State governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal who betrayed Obasanjo and PDP in 2011 by upturning an earlier arrangement for Honourable Mulikat Akande-Adeola to become the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
“Everyone knows Baba is supporting Peter Obi and he did not hide it from them. But it was a very good opportunity to remind Okowa and Tambuwal who they are in terms of trust and commitment to a better Nigeria,” the Ambassador disclosed.