Traditional rulers in the Idemili North and South local government areas of Anambra State have expressed their support for the presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, Alhaji Abubakar Atiku.
The monarchs said they were comfortable supporting Atiku and his running mate, Ifeanyi Okowa, who is also the Delta State Governor, because of the support they received from a chieftain of the PDP in Anambra, Prof Obiora Okonkwo.
The traditional rulers present were from the 17 communities that make up Idemili North and South.
Okonkwo is also the director of the PDP Presidential Campaign Council in the state.
The Chairman, Idemili North and South Traditional Rulers Council, Igwe C. C. Agbala, at a meeting held in Ogidi, the headquarters of the Idemili North Local Government Area, on Saturday, said the support for the PDP was in the interest of the Igbo.
Agbala said, “We can no longer continue in opposition as a region; we have endured enough and must get our region back to national politics. You have our unalloyed support and blessings. With you, we are comfortable supporting (an) Atiku Abubakar presidency knowing that you have a record of always standing in the line of progress, development, and stability.”
Okonkwo, while addressing the monarchs, assured them that Atiku would restructure Nigeria if elected President in 2023.