- Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta state and a former governor of the state, James Ibori, urge PDP members aspiring for elective offices to work towards convincing party delegates to vote for them
- Sanusi warns politicians on exploitation of religion
Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta state and a former governor of the state, James Ibori, have said they cannot assure anybody automatic ticket to contest on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Both politicians made the statement at the weekend during 70th birthday celebration of Senator Patrick Osakwe and grand reception in honour of Chief James Ibori at Ugiliamai in Ndokwa west local government area of state, the Sun reports.
The political leaders urged aspirants for various elective positions to work towards convincing party delegates to vote for them.
“When we continue to partner together, we add value to this family, the PDP family, the family means well for our state," Governor Okowa said.
Ibori on his part advised those who are vying for political offices should go and look for delegates and get their support.
Meanwhile, Emir of Kano Muhammadu Sanusi II on Sunday, August 12, cautioned politicians who hide behind the mask of religion to exploit Nigerians adding that north, in the last two decades, was robbed of focus due to the politicisation of religion and culture.
Guardian reports that Sanusi also noted that politicians turned religion into a vehicle for campaign, thereby exploiting the religious character and ignorance of the people.
Sanusi made this known in Katsina state while delivering a speech marking international youth day and a graduation ceremony at Katsina vocational training centre.
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