Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has said that the South-east geopolitical zone would soon produce a Nigerian president by supporting his current aspiration.
Abubakar, who said this on Friday in Enugu during the PDP Presidential Campaign tour, said that PDP had never disappointed the people of the region, adding that they would realise the ambition by supporting the party in the 2019 elections.
He warned that it would take a long time for the region to have such an opportunity if they failed to support him.
“You are itching towards the presidency now that your son is my running mate. Vote for the PDP because it has never failed you,” Atiku said.
Uche Secondus, the National Chairman of the party, asked the public to discountenance the stories making the round that the party has ceded 25 per cent of votes cast in the presidential election to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
He said that the mammoth crowd that came to welcome Atiku was a clear testimony that Enugu State belonged to PDP. He called on PDP members to make sure that votes from the region was not tampered with.
Senator Ike Ekweremadu, the Deputy President of the Senate, said that the PDP campaign was an opportunity for the people of the area to rededicate themselves to the party.
“This is daybreak for us and we are committed to the PDP. They gave us everything in the past and this is time to regain them,” he said.
Senator Bukola Saraki, the Director-General of the PDP Campaign Organisation, said that there was no more rumour of compromise by the leadership of the party in the state.
“This crowd we are seeing is a sign of commitment. There are no more rumour mongers around because Enugu belongs to Atiku,” Saraki said.
In a speech, Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State said that residents of the state had always voted for the party in previous elections and would continue along that line. (NAN) 0000000