Mr. Peter Obi (second right), Mazi Sam Ohuabunwa (left), Senator Anyim Pius Anyim (second left), and Dr. Nwachukwu Anakwenze,.
PDP: Why South East presidential aspirants are seeking other zones’ support
By Mkpuma Enyinna, Abakaliki
The South East presidential aspirants on the platform of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has said that they had always supported other zones to produce president in the past that it was time for other zones to reciprocate for the purpose of equity and fairness.
The leader of the Presidential Aspirants in South East and former Senate President, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim, stated this ahead of the 2023 general elections.
After their meeting in Abuja at the weekend, they resolved to work together to promote understanding, unity and collaboration among four of them and ensure that candidate from the South East emerged as the flagbearer of the PDP during the 2023 general elections.
The group therefore called on other zones of the country to reciprocate by supporting their Presidential ambition since the had always done same to others in the past, adding that they would continue to consult with other zones to align with them for equity and fairness.
Besides, Anyim assured that they were committed and ready to work with the party leadership across the country to ensure that the founding principles and ideals of the party were upheld to reassure Nigerians that PDP was ready to rebuild and reunite Nigeria.
“Today, Mr. Peter Obi, Mazi Sam Ohuabunwa, Dr. Nwachukwu Anakwenze, and myself [Anyim], all of us from the South East, who have declared intention to run for the office of president of Nigeria and have obtained the normination form of our great party, the PDP, met in Abuja.
“The main purpose of our meeting was for us to resolve to work together to promote understanding, unity and collaboration among the four of us and any other person from the South East zone who may later join in the race. We had a very fruitful meeting in an atmosphere of friendliness and respect for one another.
“At the end of our meeting, we addressed the media on our resolutions as follows: That we have agreed to work together as a Team.
“That we will work together to ensure that a South Eastern emerges as PDP flagbearer; that we intend to consult with other zones on this issue and it is based on fairness and equity; that in doing so it is important to note that we have always supported other zones and we now expect them to reciprocate.
“We are committed to working with our party leadership and party members from across the country to ensure that the founding principles and ideals of our great party are upheld to reassure Nigerians that PDP is ready to rebuild and reunite our dear country. We ask Nigerians to give us the chance to fix this country. Together we will get Nigeria to work again.”