PDP’s Presidential flag bearer, Atiku Abubakar, has asked Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra to quit supporting President Muhammadu Buhari
In a recent statement, Atiku claimed that Governor Obiano’s campaign for President Buhari is contrary to the collective interest of Igbos
Atiku alleged that the president has continued to exclude the southeast from the nationwide railway connection, security architecture and political appointments
Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar has, through the director-general of Atiku-Obi campaign organization, Harry Oranezi, warned the governor of Anambra state, Willie Obiano, to stop campaigning for President Muhammadu Buhari.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the warning came following recent comments credited to Obiano wherein he stated that Buhari had done well for the southeast and south-south geopolitical zones for commencing work on the second Niger Bridge.
The governor had reportedly hailed President Buhari for completing the Zik mausoleum in Onitsha, otherwise known as Zik Place, awarded 22 years ago, but abandoned by successive administrations.
But Atiku in a statement said that Obiano’s support for Buhari ran “counter to the collective and corporate interests of the Igbo.”
The statement read: “Obiano support for Buhari is in utter disregard to his (Buhari’s) penchant to marginalize and discriminate against the people of the South-East and Anambra State in particular.
Buhari has continued to maintain studied silence over the massacre of innocent South Easterners in the North, strategic exclusion of Southeast in rail connection, security architecture of the country and sundry appointments.
“The Igbo’s shall not be deceived by the actions and utterances of persons who want to achieve ill-conceived objectives.”
Obiano had expressed satisfaction with the standard and pace of work on the Second Niger Bridge as he also thanked the Buhari administration for completing the Zik Mausoleum.
The Mausoleum is located at the popular Borome in Onitsha, the commercial nerve of Anambra, and home of the first President of Federal Republic of Nigeria. Obiano spoke during some visits to the mausoleum and the Second Niger Bridge.
He said the completion of the mausoleum by the Buhari administration was an immeasurable honour to Anambra people and the entire southeast people. Obiano said that previous administrations paid lip services to the project, resulting to its abandonment for more than 20 years.