The vice-presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party and Governor of Delta State, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, on Tuesday, warned against what he described as cyberbullying as political parties squared up for campaigns on September 28.
He also expressed optimism that the PDP would win the 2023 elections because Nigerians had keyed into the project.
The governor who spoke during a summit by the Northern Christian Youth Assembly with the theme, “Unifying Nigeria: The role of Northern Christian Youths and Women”, which held in Abuja, also kicked against the Muslim-Muslim ticket, saying it “is not a good thing to do particularly in a troubled nation as we are in today.”
Okowa told the youth that with their support, they were going to win the 2023 elections.
According to him, the PDP would be receiving many defectors, adding that people were keying into the Atiku/Okowa project.
While commending the group for organising the meeting to discuss Nigeria’s challenges on the pathway to finding solutions, he added that it was the hallmark of those who thought and used their brains.
He said, “The PDP will win the election because many people have keyed into this project. We are receiving defectors in droves. When we say that the future is for the youths, it is actually from today. But the real truth is, our youths, particularly youth leaders must be in position to have a clear understanding so that they are able to guide others aright because if you have a leadership that is not able to provide that true leadership of guiding people aright and people begin to think in the wrong way, you create further problems rather than finding solutions and we go the wrong path.
“We are going to see bullying in the cyber space of our country. I think that everybody should have his space, time to be able to think, make comments without being bullied. We need to do critical thinking and that is why we are gathered here today.
“The topic for the event is key because it talks about unifying Nigeria. This is instructive because there is strength in our diversity but that will only be when we are able to unite ourselves.
“I personally do not believe in the Muslim-Muslim ticket. The reason is that there is diversity when it comes to that. Therefore, sticking to one faith is not a good thing to do particularly in a troubled nation as we are in today. It’s almost like going on to having the presidential candidate from the North and also picking the vice-presidential candidate also from the North.
“So, the only ticket that can work for our Nigeria is the ticket that is not trying to build itself to election victory to either the Muslim or Christian faith.”