As the agitation for power rotation to the south-East continues to gather momentum across the country ahead of 2023 presidential election, a group in northern Nigeria, the Peter Umeadi Support Group for President 2023 has declared support for former Anambra State Chief Judge, Prof. Peter Umeadi.
The group made the declaration during the inaugural meeting of the North-West chapter of the movement held in Kano.
They described Umeadi as seasoned technocrat whose antecedents in both the legal and judicial sectors are what Nigeria deserves in this period of our national development.
The Coordinator of the movement in the North West region, Alhaji Yakubu Ahmed Mohammed said Umeadi will use his abundant experience to implement the existing body of laws and policy frameworks to move the country forward.
He said, “Our movement is calling for a great new Nigeria under Professor Peter Umeadi for the unity of the country. This is the official commencement of the movement ahead of 2023 to mobilize support for the candidacy of the legal luminary cum eminent jurist.
“It’s not only about getting an Igbo president when the incumbent must have finished his second tenure by 2023 to be the next president of Nigeria.
“Under Professor Umeadi, Nigeria will have a detribalised leader whose priority will be to unite the country. He is a bridge builder in that aspect.
“As a former Chief Judge and Professor of law at University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Professor Umeadi will surely give the country an enlightened and egalitarian style of leadership, based on the principles of social justice, rule of law and equitable distribution of the nation’s scarce resources.”
Also speaking, the Zamfara state coordinator, Nura Mohammed expressed his joy, saying that the retired chief judge’s wealth of experience in law and justice will help boost the fortunes of Nigeria as one united and progressive nation.
Similarly, Bar. Jummai Alemu from Sokoto state said they decided to start the movement from Kano considering the significance of the region in Nigeria’s politics with the hope of reaching the entire northern Nigeria.
The meeting which was attended by supporters from the seven states of the region, brainstormed on their action plan for winning the people’s mandate and recommended grassroot mobilisation as the best way of winning the acceptance of the masses.
They also resolved to solicit the support of northern political elites for Professor Peter Umeadi’s Presidential ambition, as part of their action plan.