An alleged political ally of President Muhammadu Buhari, Eshanekpe Israel, also known as Akpodoro, has reportedly defected to the camp of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar.
Eshanekpe Israel will reportedly lead Atiku’s campaign in the Niger Delta region after he was appointed as zonal coordinator, South-South, Youth and Support Groups (SSYSG) by the office of the special adviser to Atiku Abubakar on PDP campaign organisations.
The director of media/strategy, Sunny Oyewosa, said the former ally of the president has activated his campaign machinery to get the Niger Delta region to vote en mass for Atiku at the poll on February 16. Oyewosa stated that Akpodoro was sure of victory for Atiku, who he said will change the misfortunes of the Niger Delta region people for the better.
This is just as the PDP presidential flag bearer took a swipe at the state governor, Yahaya Bello, for his inability to pay workers and pensioners, a development he claimed was same in other APC-controlled states.
His words: “Ajaokuta is the legacy of PDP. The Geregu Power Station in Ajaokuta is also another legacy of our party. If you return me as President, we will complete all these abandoned projects. Unemployment rate is so prevalent now; our next programme is the creation of jobs. I will create as many jobs as possible. All the inland ports will be completed and we will convert all the natural resources (which you have in abundance in Kogi) into tangible resources that will bring development.”
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