The Abia State Coordinators of Atiku-Okowa presidential campaign, have vowed to deliver the entire state to former Vice President Atiku Abubakar in the 2023 election.
Naija News reports that they made this pledge despite despite Governor Okezie Ikpeazu’s alliance with Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State who is at loggerheads with the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku.
Atiku’s men in the South-Eastern state vowed to deliver massive votes for Atiku during a meeting Thursday in Umuahia, the staate capital.
While promising to work for all PDP candidates in the forthcoming general elections, the Coordinators said that “Abia remains a stronghold of the PDP since 1999″, declaring that “it will be difficult for any opposition to make in-roads into the state.”
A former Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, and the State Co-ordinator of the Atiku Campaign Council, Charles Ogbonnaya, said Atiku is prepared and very experienced to lead Nigeria out of its current state.
According to him, Atiku is better than the All Progressives Congress presidential flagbearer, Bola Tinubu and Peter Obi of the Labour Party.
On his part, a former Secretary to the State Government, SSG, Dr. Eme Okoro, solicited support for Atiku, expressing confidence that he would re-fix Nigeria if voted into power in 2023.
Okoro advised Ndigbo not to be sentimental about the forthcoming polls but vote wisely.
Speaking earlier, Media Head of the council, Hon. Kingsley Megwara, said that Atiku’s presidency would greatly favour the South East, arguing that Atiku has been doing business with a lot of Igbo over time.
He also said that “for now the number has been adding up for Atiku more than any other presidential candidate”.