Maduako Igbokwe l Thursday, December 15, 2022
AWKA, Anambra, Nigeria – Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar on Thursday met with the Anambra traditional rulers and promised to unite Nigerians by treating each zone equitable.
Atiku who was in the state to flag off his Presidential in Awka said that he was coming to unite Nigerians, provide security for everybody .
According to him, without security ,peace and unity ,there will never be any development in the country.
“My vision and mission as the president is to unite Nigeria, bring peace and provide adequate security for the people of Nigeria. I will give every section it’s due right” he said .
Speaking at the meeting, the chairman of Anambra State traditional rulers, Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Alfred Achebe ,said the monarchs are non-partisan and will only support whosever that wins .
According to him, their jobs are to pray ,direct and control the affairs of their various communities.
He called on the candidates to canvass for their votes from the general public. He said that this is not first time Atiku is meeting them, noting that during the 2019 he met them in Onitsha .
“Our desire is to have a president who will bring Peace ,unity and security in the country. We wish you the best” he said .
Also, senator Ben Obi said that , Atiku decided to pick Ifeanyi Okowa because Ohaneze had directed that no Igbo man from South east should pick the deputy ticket.
According to him, Atiku has been the friends of the Igbo even as a vice president of the country and decided to pick an Igbo man from Delta state.
“Atiku made it possible for Biafrans soldiers to be properly and officially retired under Obasanjo government, he picked me as a running and also picked Peter Obi to as running mate . He also married our daughter ,he is part of us and he loves Igbo” he said