Tony Okafor, Awka
Traditional rulers in the Idemili North and South local government areas of Anambra State have expressed their support for the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) Alhaji Abubakar Atiku in the 2023 general elections.
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 had received from a chieftain of the PDP in the state, Prof Obiora Okonkwo.
Okonkwo is the director of the PDP Presidential Campaign Council in the state.
The traditional rulers present were from the 17 communities that make up Idemili North and South.
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, at the weekend 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.