Asaba—Ijaw leader Chief Edwin Clark has labelled Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, who is also vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), a betrayer.
Clark also asked Okowa to step down as running mate to PDP presidential candidate Abubakar Atiku and apologise to his colleagues and Southern Nigeria, according to the Nation newspaper.
According to Clark: “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 a 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.”
The Ijaw leader also asked the Delta Governor to render account of how the N250 billion 13% derivation fund received by the State was used.
He also accused the Governor of using the money to develop his village at the expense of the oil communities.