Approximately ten opposition political parties have disbanded in order to support the People Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, and his running mate, Ifeanyi Okowa, ahead of the Anambra State elections.
Professor Obiora Okonkwo, the Anambra State Director General of the Atiku-Okowa Presidential Campaign Committee, revealed this on Friday.
The ten political parties are said to have joined the fight for Atiku’s emergence because they were confident the PDP would win the state and southeast region in the upcoming elections.
According to Okonkwo, Anambra has been leading other states in the region, including Abia, Enugu, Imo, and Ebonyi, in its quest to rescue and recover Nigeria.
On Friday, after the presidential management committee meeting, he told pressmen at the campaign headquarters in Awka that the gathering was part of plans to ensure final preparations for the polls.
Okonkwo stated that;
Anambra is confident of victory. We are a liberal people who understand the dynamics of our politics and nascent democracy.
Aside from the thousands of opposition party members who have defected to the PDP in Anambra since we began spreading the gospel of rescue and recovery, another ten (10) political parties have adopted Atiku Abubakar and Senator Ifeanyichukwu Okowa as their presidential and vice presidential candidates.
We are confident in the recovery agenda, the promise of true federalism, the stability of the nation’s economy and security, and other important policies that Atiku Abubakar has presented to Nigerians, particularly in the South-East.
Hence, we are committed to their success in the forthcoming presidential elections, as the PDP party will continue to win as always in Anambra.
Okonkwo expressed confidence that the Atiku-Okowa ticket in Anambra State would continue to enjoy the support of the entire state’s population.
As the election approaches, he urged the people to turn their support into votes and a victory for the PDP.