Oil magnet, Prince Arthur Eze, has advised Ndi-Igbo and the South Easterners to maintain their alliance with the North by supporting Atiku Abubakar, saying his administration will be more beneficial to the South East.
Eze made the call in Ogidi, Anambra State, during a solidarity visit to the Director General of the Atiku-Okowa Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) in the state, Prof Obiora Okonkwo.
Speaking to journalists after a meeting with Okonkwo and select stakeholders, Eze said the Igbo were better off with Atiku than any other person.
He noted that the long-standing alliance between the North and the South East had always produced many political benefits to the South East.
He said, “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 Ndi-Igbo.
“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, an Igbo man from Delta State. He was willing to drop his ambition if the ticket was micro-zoned to the South East. Only Atiku Abubakar agreed to such terms.”