Former Vice President and 2019 Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has said the party must be united to secure electoral victories in 2023 general elections.
The Wazirin Adamawa also said it is only a politically naive and vision less politician will dump PDP for the All Progressives Congress (APC), adding that governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi state will one day “be courageous enough to tell eboyians the true reasons why he left for a sinking ship APC.”
Speaking at a political event on Tuesday organised at Afikpo South Local Government Area in Eboyin South Senatorial zone by one of the illustrious sons of the local government and a PDP stakeholder, businessman and a philanthropist in the state, Engr. Dr. Onuoha Nnachi, Atiku in a goodwill message read by who by Oladimeji Fabiyi, said at the appropriate time the people will know the main reason Umahi joined the APC.
The event turned political rally, organised to mark the PDP Edda Day witnessed a mammoth crowd and the attendance of party bigwigs in and outside the state.
Some of the notable party leaders and stakeholders who attended the event includes, the South-east zonal caretaker Chairman Chief Ali Odefa, the Senator representing Ebonyi South Sen. Dr. Michael Ama Nnachi, Hon. Iduma Igwariwey, Vice Chairman, House committee on Appropriations in the Federal House of Representatives, Hon. Sylvester Ogbagba, High Chief Julius Ama Orji, (Ochiri 1) Engr. Fidelis Nwankwo, former Minister of State Health, Chief Ajim Best, Hon. Emmanuel Kanodu, Chief Abiam Onyike, all PDP state House of Assembly members, members of the State Caretaker committee led by the Chairman Fred Udeogu among others.
Atiku Abubakar in his good will message read by his representative, said thanked all the party faithful in Ebonyi state for ignoring the decision and move of the governor Umahi to the APC.
He expressed deep appreciation to the Chief host of the event Engr. Dr. Onuoha whom he described as one of the finest products and Golden sons of the state for putting the event together.