Starrys Obazei/November 14, 2022.
Senator Liyel Imoke, a former Governor of Cross River State, has said that Atiku Abubakar, the Peoples Democratic Party’s presidential candidate is the best option for Nigerians in the forthcoming 2023 presidential election, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
He spoke in Calabar on Sunday at the inauguration of the state’s presidential campaign council for the Atiku/Okowa ticket.
While urging the council to embark on vigorous campaigns across all the nooks and crannies of the state to sell all the candidates of the party, Imoke said Nigerians are overwhelmed by the numerous challenges confronting the country.
The former governor, who noted that the ruling All Progressives Congress lacked the solutions to the problems of the country, said that the PDP remained the party to tackle the challenges.
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He said: “We all understand as Nigerians that we are we facing challenges and they are of such magnitude that the country is hemorrhaging under the current leadership.
“To get out of the woods, we have to come up with the best and the best right now is Alhaji Atiku Abubakar with Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa.
“It is important and critical that we get our people to understand the importance of doing the right thing in the coming elections because if we make another mistake it will be the end for Nigeria.”
Imoke said the only way out was to vote someone who could help Nigeria to recover from poverty, poor education, insecurity, hunger and disunity.
He said and the only person that could do that is the PDP presidential candidate.
Speaking on the crisis in the party, Imoke said that it is an internal affair and would be “resolved internally as soon as possible.”
The chairman of the campaign council in the state, Senator Gershom Bassey, said it is extremely important that the PDP wins the 2023 presidential election.
“It is very clear that the key to the victory in Cross River is Atiku winning the presidential election because once we can win the first election all the others will fall into place.
“We know that the presidential election is key, very strategic to us in winning all the others.
“Our track record as a party is unparalleled, no other party can match it, our track record is clearly tangible in terms of empirical evidence, PDP is way ahead,” he stated.