The chairman of Atiku Presidential Nomination Council and member Board of Trustee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, has endorsed the candidacy of Atiku Abubakar and Mr. Peter Obi for the President and Vice Presidency, respectively, for the forthcoming presidential election.
Speaking to Daily Sun, on Thursday, in his office, Iwuanyanwu, who described Obi’s emergence as ‘a welcome development,’ however, vowed to ensured that Atiku meets with political leaders in the southeast under the leadership of Ike Ekweremadu, Vice chairman of PDP, Austin Umahi and the chairman , Eastern State PDP Governors Forum, Dr Dave Umahi.
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According to the PDP chieftain, the three leaders will be saddled with the responsibility of arranging a meeting between Atiku and the Southeast leaders and elders.
Iwuanyanwu regretted that the meeting would have long been held but could not as a result of the PDP presidential candidate unscheduled trip abroad but noted that as soon as he is back, Atiku would formerly present Obi before the southeast leaders and elders for their endorsement.
He, however, thanked Nigerians especially Gbenga Daniel and other members of the Atiku campaign organisation for having faith in the team to produce a credible candidate for the party to stand for the 2019 presidential election.