Anambra Youths Hold One million-man-march for Peter Obi [PHOTOS]
~ Beg PDP to consider S’East
Youths of Anambra State, comprising of several groups rooting for former governor, Mr Peter Obi as president of Nigeria have held a solidarity march for him.
The youths, donning white T shirts atop a pair of jeans converged on Ekwueme square in Awka, from where they danced through streets of Awka to the secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at Udoka Housing Estate, Awka.
The youths begged the PDP to rescind its decision to throw open the contest for the presidential ticket, describing it as an affront on the South, especially the South east zone.
At the PDP secretariat, Mr Ikechukwu Anonye, the Anambra State Coordinator for Peter Obi Support Network (POSN), and coordinating chairman of all Peter Obi Support groups presented a position paper to the leaders of the party in the state.
Anonye who spoke to journalists said the position paper is addressed the national chairman of PDP, Dr Iyorchia Ayu, “and we hope that it gets to him”.
He said: “Today’s solidarity walk is to let the PDP know that we are aware of the schemings going on in the party and that we know that we know that the PDP has a constitution that supports rotation of the presidency between the North and the South.
“Now that it is the turn of the South, and precisely the South east, and we are hearing that a committee has met and thrown it open for everybody. We consider it a level of injustice on the South east.
“We want to register our support for him and this unjust moves will not be accepted. We want them to revert to the South east or the South in general and we know that they can rescind their decision. Every other zone has had a shot at the presidency except the South east. If they do not do the right thing, I think PDP should forget it.
“Peter Obi is acceptable and is the only hope of the PDP. If he is this accepted and they decide to disefranchise him, then it spells doom for the party and they should just go home in 2023.”