A member of the House of Representatives, Farah Dagogo, who is representing Degema/Bonny Constituency, Rivers state has said that a 10-million-man-march for Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, and his running mate, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State will be held in the Niger Delta States in the coming days, to “prove to the naysayers that the region is for PDP.”
Dagogo was prosecuted by the Rivers State Government this year for allegedly promoting cultism in the state,
Dagogo in a statement by his Media Aide, Ibrahim Lawal, said that “the Niger Delta has been a traditional stronghold of the PDP from 1999 till date and 2023 will not be an exception.”
He said that the PDP was the only party that ensured the region produced the President of the country through Goodluck Jonathan.
“Let no one be deceived; conducting elections in Nigeria has metamorphosed, the voting power is with the people. No one can order anyone around, on who to vote or not, no matter how highly placed, because the people are the deciders with their PVCs and votes.
“PDP has been true and fair to our people. It was by the means of this party that we clinched the President’s seat in this country through our son, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, among several other benefits.
“We are at an advanced stage in plans for a ten million man march for Atiku and Okowa across the States of the Niger Delta, particularly Rivers State. We have spoken with the people, those that will vote, the real voters with PVCs, not political sycophants, and we have been able to galvanise a lot of them. In the coming days, we will take over the streets of the Niger Delta states and publicly demonstrate that support. That will also prove to the naysayers that the region is for PDP.”
The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike lost to the former Vice President Atiku Abubakar in the PDP’s presidential primary in May.
Recall that Farah Dagogo was in April declared wanted by Wike and was arrested about four days later for allegedly sponsoring a group of cultists to attack the state secretariat of the PDP in Port Harcourt, during the screening of some legislative aspirants for the party’s primaries.
Dagogo who at the time was a governorship aspirant of the PDP in Rivers State was arrested at the South-South Zonal office of the PDP in Port Harcourt where he had gone to participate in the screening of Governorship Aspirants from the zone.
A high court in Port Harcourt later granted him bail to the tune of 20 million naira.
Ifunanya Ikueze is an Engineer, Safety Professional, Writer, Investor, Entrepreneur and Educator.