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I’ll Relinquish Power To Igbos If Elected – Atiku



The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar has vowed to relinquish power to the Igbos if elected in the forthcoming presidential election.

He also pledged to make developmental projects in the southeast region a top priority, saying that any project in any State is a favour to Nigeria.

This was made known on Tuesday when the former vice president met with Southeast PDP stakeholders in Enugu.

He said, “I am the stepping stone for Igbos to become President of Nigeria”.

“I’ve had close relationship with the Igbos and this influenced my choices of Senator Ben Obi and Mr. Peter Obi as my running mates in my two previous outings as presidential candidate. Again, I have chosen another great Igbo here (Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa) for the third time as my running mate.

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“I have three Igbo children and I am saying this for the very first time in public. So, my relationship with Ndigbo did not start today.”

While promising to prioritise projects in Southeast, Atiku took a swipe at the All Progressives Congress-led administration for segregating some parts of the country with the paucity of projects.

“The second Niger bridge in Onitsha is not a favour to the Southeast, rather it is or should be seen as a favour to Nigeria. This is because it is not only the people of the Southeast that use the bridge,” Atiku said.

He also expressed concern over the ongoing sit-at-home in the region which he said had dealt a big blow to the economy of the region and the country at large, calling on elders in the region to speak out against it.

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