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2023 Presidency: 17 Anambra Monarchs Dump Peter Obi To Back Atiku

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A group of monarchs in Anambra State have reportedly declared their interest in supporting the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, in the forthcoming 2023 general elections.

Naija News reports that Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi, was a two-term Governor in Anambra State.

The said traditional rulers, all from the Idemili North and South local government areas of Anambra, however, shunned their former state governor to support the candidate of the PDP.

Stating their reason for backing Atiku, the monarchs said the Wazirin Adamawa and his running mate, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State, are getting their full support because of their support received from a chieftain of the PDP in Anambra, Prof Obiora Okonkwo.

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Naija News understands that the traditional rulers present were from the 17 communities that make up Idemili North and South.

Recall that Okonkwo was named the director of the PDP Presidential Campaign Council in the state a few days ago.

In his remark at a meeting held in Ogidi, the headquarters of the Idemili North Local Government Area on Saturday, the Chairman, of Idemili North and South Traditional Rulers Council, Igwe C. C. Agbala, said the support for the PDP was in the interest of the Igbo.

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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’s presidency, knowing that you have a record of always standing in the line of progress, development, and stability.”

While addressing the monarchs, Okonkwo assured them that Atiku would restructure Nigeria if elected President in 2023.

2023: Tension In Rivers As Wike Keeps Party Men, Supporters Waiting 

Naija News reported earlier that the indecisiveness of the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, to declare his position ahead of the 2023 general elections had stirred a tense atmosphere in the political space of the state.

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Supporters and members of the PDP in Rivers State in the camp of Governor Wike are yet to know the presidential candidate to support in 2023.

As Governor Wike is yet to state his position, his supporters don’t know if they should vote for PDP’s presidential candidate, Atiku or any other presidential candidate.

Rivers State, in the last few months, has attracted attention following Governor Wike’s call that the National Chairman of PDP, Iyorchia Ayu should resign.

Wike had asked that a southerner should take over for equity and fairness in PDP ahead of the 2023 race.

Although Governor Wike has assured stakeholders in PDP that he would not dump the party, his comments recently cast doubts on the promise.

Recall that Governor Wike, during the inauguration of Rivers PDP campaign council, said people who disrespected the state does not deserve the vote of Rivers people.

Wike claimed that Atiku picked people from Rivers State as members of the Presidential Campaign Council without consulting him.

He further stated that the decision of Atiku shows that he does not want his support in 2023.

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