…says the prevailing insecurity challenges in southeast and other parts of the country would be history once Atiku assumed office
The Atiku-Okowa presidential management committee in Anambra State has assured that victory of the People Democratic Party (PDP) flag-bearer, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar in the February 25 election would appease the Southeast.
Director General, Prof. Obiora Okonkwo stated this on Tuesday while addressing Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IPAC) with over 160 Atiku support groups in attendance.
He said the prevailing insecurity challenges in southeast and other parts of the country would be history once Atiku assumed office.
He called for more support for the candidate, insisting that Atiku’s presidency would reorganize the country and stabilize its democracy from the day of inception.
He said, “The victory of Atiku Abubakar will be enough tonic to appease the southeast and restore the country to stability.
“Nigeria’s problem is central government’s failure to address national issues and it has continued to threaten the unity of the country and affect not only economy of the South East, but the entire country.
“What is paramount for the southeast at this time is true federalism and a liberalized economy, which Atiku has made core issues in his campaign and manifesto.”
Describing Nigerian president of southeast extraction as achievable in no distant time; Okonkwo stressed the need for Ndigbo to be more strategic and form necessary alliances.
“It was our founding political fathers, Nnamdi Azikiwe and Alex Ekwueme that said, given our political complexities in Nigeria, no single region can win the Presidency alone, hence the need for an alliance, which we must begin to cultivate with the support for Atiku Abubakar.
“With Atiku’s victory most probable our problems will be solved, Nigerians are wishing for the PDP to return to power, it’s best for the southeast to align strategically and take advantage of Atiku Abubakar’s imminent victory to address all issues in the region.
“It’s also worthy of note that with Ifeanyichukwu Okowa, an Igbo man from Delta state being on the ticket with Atiku Abubakar, the southeast has interest in the election.
“Being a former Vice President and well-known in the country’s polity, Atiku Abubakar is the most qualified, experienced, and respected contender in this race.
“Only Atiku has so far pledged to restructure Nigeria and devolve power across regions, and given his track record and identity as a pan-Nigerian, we have no doubt that he would keep his word.
“We, ndi-Igbo, find Atiku appealing because he is our in-law and has a keen interest in the Southeast,” he added.