Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar has been described as the unifier the country needs now that it has been divided along religious and ethnic fault lines.
The Imo State chapter of the PDP made the remark in a statement issued at the weekend by its state Publicity Secretary, Collins Opurozor.
The party further described Atiku as a detribalized Nigerian and a symbol of national unity who understands and accommodates Nigerians of different tribes and religions.
Opurozor said; “Alhaji Atiku Abubakar is the unifier that Nigeria needs now that our nation has been divided along ethnic and religious fault lines.
“He is detribalized and he is the symbol of national unity. He understands Nigeria, respects all parts of the country and accommodates everyone irrespective of tribe or tongue”
He also remarked that Atiku is not just a brother to Imo people but also a stakeholder having bagged his first Igbo chieftaincy title from Imo State.
According to Opurozor, “Nwanne Di Na Mba 1 of Ngor Okpala is his chieftaincy title. He got it from Imo State, and it was his first title in Igboland.
“Chief Atiku is not just a brother to Imo people, he is a stakeholder in Imo State. His victory shall be a victory for Imo people whom he genuinely and eternally loves and treats as his brothers and sisters”.
He therefore enjoined Imo people to continue to keep faith with PDP and to turn out en masse on February 25, 2023 to vote PDP, so as to give Nigeria the right leadership.
The party expressed gratitude to Imolites for trooping out in large number to witness the flag-off of the presidential campaign of the party in Owerri at the weekend.
According to the party, the success of the campaign rally shows the eagerness of Imo people to vote massively for the PDP in next year’s general polls.