The presidential candidate of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar and his running mate Peter Obi have got the backing of the Igbo Political Stakeholders Assembly.
The group said Monday that the Atiku/Obi ticket has the capacity to end poverty, create jobs and restructure the country.
The stakeholder’s assembly comprises of a former governor of Anambra State, Dr Chukwuemeka Ezeife, Senator Ben Obi, Dr ABC Nwosu, S.N Okeke, Dr Mrs Jennifer Douglas Abubakar, the wife of the PDP Presidential candidate, and Mrs Margaret Obi, the wife of PDP vice presidential candidate.
Chief Okeke, a one-time chairman of the Police Service Commission, who also chairs the assembly said in a statement at the weekend that, “We find the Atiku policy document progressive in conception, compelling in vision and actionable given its specific details, timelines and implementation schedule.”
The assembly said it will deploy its considerable human and material resources, leverage on its extensive network of support across Igboland and the whole nation, and partner with like-minded patriotic women and community-based organizations to ensure the victory of the Atiku-Obi ticket in the 2019 presidential election.
Other leading members of the group are AVM C E Umenwaliri, Chief Sam Nkire, Chief Rex Onyeabor, General C R U Ihekire, Chief Coleman Uba, Prof Uka Ezenwe, among others.