Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, Wednesday, congratulated Gov Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State on his conferment of the Commander of the Order of the Niger by President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday.
Atiku is the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2023 general elections while Okowa is his running mate.
Atiku congratulated Okowa via his verified Twitter handle. According to him, “Okowa’s conferment of the National Honour on Gov Ifeanyi Okowa @IAOkowa by President Muhammadu Buhari is a testimonial that I made the right decision in tapping an achiever as my vice presidential candidate for the 2023 election.
“On behalf of my family, our team and our supporters, I say congratulations!”
Okowa had commended President Buhari and the National Honours Awards Committee for finding him worthy for the award.
He said, “This award makes me realise that I have contributed my bit and I hope it will spur me to think more about the growth and development of this country.
“I hope that together in commitment to this nation, we will all continue to work with our people across Nigeria to find the growth path that can take us to Nigeria of our dream.
“I must say that I am humbled by this recognition and pledge to continue to play my role to make Nigeria a better nation that lives up to its full potential.”