President Muhammadu Buhari’s political ally in the Niger-Delta, Eshanekpe Israel (popularly called Akpodoro), has dumped the ‘Next Level’ team and embraced the camp of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.
Akpodoro, who was immediately appointed the Zonal Coordinator, South-South, Youth and Support Groups, SSYSG, has activated his campaign machinery for the election of Atiku.
This was made known yesterday by the PDP Campaign Director of Media/Strategy in the region, Sunny Oyewosa, after a consultative meeting held in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
He said Akpodoro arrived the region to commence “aggressive” campaign to get the region to vote en-mass for Alhaji Atiku at the poll on February 16.
Oyewosa boasted that with over one million followers drawn from the youth population in the region, victory was sure.
According to Oyewosa, “With Governor Okowa as a Campaign Director for Atiku Abubakar, Akpodoro was sure of victory for the PDP because the people of the Niger Delta region were ready to vote out the incumbent All Progressives Congress, APC, administration in the country.”
He stressed, “Atiku will develop both human and material resources in the region as against the neglect of successive administrations.”
He further revealed that the campaign train was on the move to comb all parts of the region to mobilise for Atiku to not only win, but, with a wide margin.