Ifeanyi Okowa, the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) vice presidential candidate, has come under fire from prominent Ijaw leader Chief Edwin Clark.
WITHIN NIGERIA reports that Clark has labelled Okowa a traitor, claiming that God would not answer his prayers regarding the elections.
Clark was said to have asked Okowa to apologize to the people, his colleagues, and the people of Southern Nigeria.
He chastised Okowa for accepting the position of running mate to PDP presidential candidate Abubakar Atiku and thus asked him to resign.
I can therefore understand why you have deliberately and immorally betrayed your colleagues of Southern Nigeria and the people for your own selfish ambition by wanting to land on safer ground by accepting to serve as running mate to Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.
No, by God’s grace, your prayer will not be answered. Perhaps, you have forgotten the gravity of the offence you have committed against the people of Southern Nigeria.
According to reports, the Ijaw leader also claimed that Okowa did not return the N250 billion 13% derivation fund received by the state, accusing him of using the funds to develop his village at the expense of the oil communities.