Nigerian billionaire and businessman, Prince Arthur Eze has openly endorsed the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari.
9News Nigeria reports that Eze made his position known on Friday during a solidarity visit to the Director-General of the Atiku-Okowa Presidential Campaign Council in Anambra State, Professor Obiora Okonkwo.
He said the people of South East will benefit more from supporting and voting for Atiku in the forthcoming presidential election, adding that his administration will liberate the country.
Eze urged the Igbo people to renew the strategic relationship with the North by supporting Atiku, adding that the long-standing alliance between the North and the South East has always produced many political benefits.
The billionaire said the former Vice President would deliver on his promise of restructuring the country and ensuring that a South Easterner succeeds him as president.
He told reporters: “I have known Atiku Abubakar to be an honest man, liberal, and a pan-Nigerian who aspires best for the nation, and he is committed to the renaissance of Ndigbo.
“He has demonstrated his huge love and concern for us ndi-Igbo by continuously choosing an Igbo man to be his running mate since 2007 when he picked Senator Ben Ndi Obi; again in 2019 when he picked Peter Obi; and now, Ifeanyi Okowa, and Igbo man from Delta State. He was willing to scale back his ambition if the ticket was micro-zoned to the southeast; only Atiku Abubakar agreed to such terms.
My appeal is for our people to seize the opportunity provided by Atiku Abubakar to renew the age-old alliance between the southeast and the north, which saw Nnamdi Azikiwe become President of Nigeria in the first republic and Alex Ekwueme serves as Vice President, while Edwin Ume-ezeoke was elected Speaker of the House of Representatives in the second republic.
We have accomplished far more in this country’s politics through our alliance with the north, and to bargain for a Nigerian president of southeast origin, we must maintain that partnership through Atiku.”
Eze also tasked Igbo leaders in the diaspora and throughout Nigeria to convey Atiku Abubakar’s Rescue and Recovery agenda to the grassroots and throughout Nigeria, where Ndi-Igbo live and do business