Akwa Ibom State Governor Mr Udom Emmanuel says that the People’s Democratic Party-PDP remains the only party capable of taking Nigeria out of her present economic situation.
Governor Emmanuel stated this in Benin City during the official flag-off of campaign for Edo State (PDP) Governorship flag bearer Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, ahead of the September 10th gubernatorial election.
Governor Emmanuel who represented the South South PDP Governors, assured that the party was ready to reclaim the state from All Progressive Congress (APC) in line with its resolve to keep the region as a stronghold of the PDP which would deliver dividends of democracy and engender steady growth and development in the oil rich region.
He described Pastor Ize-Iyamu as a credible candidate with a mission of repositioning Edo state and called on the people to vote into office a people-centred government for effective governance.
Earlier, Pastor Ize-Iyamu who announced the former Chairman of Esan North Local Government Area John Yakubu as his running mate, expressed gratitude to God and PDP supporters for the opportunity given to him to fly the ticket of the party stressing that the party was blessed with leaders who can change the fortune of the state.
The campaign flag-off was witnessed by Deputy Governor of Delta State, Kingsley Otuaro who represented Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State, former chairman Board of Trustees of the PDP Chief Tony Anenih, Esama of Benin Chief Gabriel Igbinedion, former Foreign Affairs Minister Chief Tom Ikimi, PDP Board of Trustees Member, Prof. Jerry Gana and National Chairman of the Party Ahmed Markafi represented by Senator Odion Ugbesia.