A PDP leader and member of Atiku Abubakar’s presidential council, Emma Umerah, expressed gratitude to the people of Anambra and the South East region in general for turning out in large numbers to support and ultimately vote for the PDP presidential candidate as Atiku Abubakar visited Anambra State to launch his presidential campaign for the 2023 general elections.
The party chieftain noted that Atiku has the interest of Ndigbo at heart and will never fail them.
Insisting that Atiku can never go against Ndigbo interests, he claimed that Atiku loves Igbo and regards himself as one of them.
Umerah particularly reassured South Easterners that the Atiku Presidency would deal with the marginalization problem that Ndigbo had been raging against.
In his eight years as vice president and throughout his time in the civil service, Atiku, in Umerah’s opinion, has forged ties with people all over the nation, notably in the South East where he has solid allies who will never allow him to use his presidency to deny the Igbo their due privileges.
Insisting that Atiku’s presidency will tremendously benefit them in terms of both appointments and infrastructure development, he urged the people of the South East zone to cast their votes for him.
Umerah claimed that the PDP will benefit from the country’s current political climate and advised Ndigbo not to blow the chance by supporting the party.
Earlier, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar has said he will be a stepping stone to an Igbo president in Nigeria.
Atiku said, “I am going to be a stepping stone to an Igbo president in this country. I have shown it in my action because this is the third time I am running with an Igbo man. If you want to produce a president, then vote Atiku-Okowa ticket,” the former vice president told the gathering.
Meanwhile, speaking about the conflict between the party’s leadership and five governors and their group, the Integrity group, Umerah expressed confidence that there would be a sincere reconciliation that would bring everyone back to the campaign wagon before the elections in February.
He asserted that while disagreements are expected in a big family like the PDP, it is crucial to be able to reconcile them, which the party leadership is trying very hard to do.