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PDP: Atiku Abubakar’s victory shortest route for Igbo presidency

A judge in the Federal High Court (FHC) in Abuja, on Thursday, scheduled a hearing on a petition filed by Mr Jimi Lawal, a candidate for governor who lost the Ogun Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) primary poll on May 25.

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) believes that the South East’s call for a president from the region in 2023 is both just and timely.

This was announced in a press release by the PDP Presidential Campaign Management Committee’s Deputy Director, Media and Publicity, Chukwubuikem Uloka, in Awka.

“It is comprehensible that the Southeast demands a president from the region in 2023; we all agree that such demand is morally right and timely.”

The PDP press secretary noted that while support for a candidate from the Southeast geopolitical zone was rising, Atiku/Okowa still had a better chance of winning because of their broader national support.

However, he urged voters in the South East geographical zone to back the ticket of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and Governor Ifeanyi Okowa.

Uloka proclaimed the ticket to be the finest value for the South East in the upcoming 2023 election in February.

He claimed that of all the parties, the PDP’s manifesto was the finest since it promised equality, reform, improved economic policies, and unity for the country.

“It is important that we remind ourselves that what is important to the Southeast having our region reconnected to the national political and economic grid is through genuine reconciliation, forging strategic alliances with other regions.

” The Atiku/Okowa presidential campaign management committee, led by Professor Obiora Okonkwo, is optimistic that the victory of the PDP ticket is the shortest route for an Igbo presidency,” he stated.

Uloka urged PDP supporters in the Southeast to put the events surrounding the party primaries behind them and rally behind Atiku/Okowa.

He urged voters to choose the PDP presidential candidate because the Southeast couldn’t afford to be politically marginalised as an opposition for another eight years.

He claims that one advantage of voting for the Atiku/Okowa ticket is that it increases the likelihood that Nigeria will be reorganised to establish true federalism, which is similar to the progress made by the Igbo people.

“We want to appeal to voters of other Southeast states to make this crucial sacrifice; we are confident that it will serve the interests of our people and region and that our support will be appreciated after 2023,” he said.

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