The Igbo should declare their support for the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2023 presidential election to be able to realise their age-long dreams of becoming Nigeria’s president.
According to the party, Atiku Abubakar, PDP’s presidential candidate, had displayed a true Nigerian character to deserve to be trusted with power.
Mr Uloka Chibuike, deputy director of media and publicity, Presidential Management Committeeof the PDP, stated this in a statement in Abuja.
He said the Igbo race should support Atiku because his administration would accommodate the South-East and make sure that his successor was Igbo.
Quoting him, “We have more to gain from an alliance with the North than any other region in the country. Atiku has proved to the Igbo man that he can be trusted. No other tribe in Nigeria has trusted the Igbo man and made them direct partners in progress, except Atiku.
“In 2007, against the uproar, he chose an Igbo from Anambra State in the person of Senator Ben Ndi Obi to be his running mate.
“Despite the animosity of many, he chose Mr Peter Obi as his running mate in 2019 to prove his relationship with Ndi-Igbo.
“Again, despite Ohanaeze’s ban on Igbo politicians accepting the vice presidency in 2023, Atiku chose another Igbo man as his running mate in 2023, promising to hand over power to Ndi-Igbo after his term.
“Atiku has pledged to restructure Nigeria to favour and accommodate Ndi-Igbo and make sure that his successor is from the region. This is not just a promise; he has repeatedly shown that his word is his bond. While others continue to treat Igbo with leprous fingers, Atiku has promised to treat us with respect.”