List Of Top PDP Chieftains At Imo Presidential Campaign Rally
Some stakeholders and chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) attended the Presidential campaign rally in Owerri, the Imo State capital.
Naija News reports that the campaign rally was held at the Heroes Square in Owerri amidst the worsening insecurity ravaging the state and the South East in general.
Some of the leaders at the event were the party’s Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, Vice Presidential candidate, Ifeanyi Okowa, Director General of the PDP Presidential campaign council, Aminu Tambuwal, the party’s National Chairman, Iyorchia Ayu, the National Secretary, Samuel Anyanwu, and former Governor Imo, Emeka Ihedioha and a host of party stalwarts.
Speaking at the rally on Saturday, Atiku stated that if he is elected president, it will be a presidency of the Imo people.
Atiku said he has a history with the Igbo dating back decades, adding that he understands the challenges affecting the south-east and will provide solutions if he becomes president.
He said: “For me, it is homecoming to Imo again. Do you know why it is homecoming? The first chieftaincy title to be given to me in the south-east was given to me here in Imo state — nwanne de namba of Ngor Okpala.
“This Imo airport, we dashed Imo airport to the people of Imo, our community, the community to which I belong, the community that honoured me first in the south-east. That is why if I am the president, Imo is the presidency; it is your own presidency.
“I know we have security challenges all over the country. Let me tell you, when you elect me president, I will come here, sit down with you, discuss with you, and together, we will work out a settlement.
“I have been associated with the Igbo nation for many decades. I know that you are businessmen, traders, and so on. I want to assure you that if I have the opportunity and you elect me, business, trading will pick up again, because in my policy document, I said I am going to set aside $10 billion just to empower women and young men in business.
“So, there will be absolutely no need for any young man or woman not to have something to do. We will provide jobs. If you don’t want jobs, we will provide business for you — we will provide an environment where business will thrive.”