Ahead of the forthcoming 2023 general elections, the South-Eastern politicians of the pDP, who have all shown interest and make a public declaration of their interest, have met together met to reach a consensus.
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A former senate president, Pius Anyim, who was the first among the aspirants to publicly declare his intentions, shared the outcome of the meeting, stating that the aspirants united and resolved to work together to ensure that a south easterner emerges as flag bearer of the party in 2023.
The presidential aspirants met together over the weekend and in attendance was Sam Ohuabunwa, Pius Anyim Pius, Peter Obi and Nwachukwu Anakwenze
Anyim who broke the new on his Facebook page, wrote in a post titled, “MEETING OF PDP PRESIDENTIAL ASPIRANTS FROM THE SOUTH EAST.
Today, Mr. Peter Obi, Mazi Sam Ohuabunwa, Dr. Nwachukwu Anakwenze, and myself, all of us from the South East, who have declared intention to run for the office of president of Nigeria and have obtained the normination form of our great party the PDP, met in Abuja.
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The main purpose of our meeting was for us to resolve to work together to promote understanding, unity and collaboration among the four of us and any other person from the South East zone who may later join in the race. We had a very fruitful meeting in an atmosphere of friendliness and respect for one another.
At the end of our meeting, we addressed the media on our resolutions as follows:
1) That we have agreed to work together as a Team.
2) That we will work together to ensure that a South Eastern emerges as PDP flag bearer;
3) That we intend to consult with other zones on this issue and it is based on fairness and equity;
4) That in doing so it is important to note that we have always supported other zones and we now expect them to reciprocate.
We are committed to working with our party leadership and party members from across the country to ensure that the founding principles and ideals of our great party are upheld to reassure Nigerians that PDP is ready to rebuild and reunite our dear country.
We ask Nigerians to give us the chance to fix this country. Together we will get Nigeria to work again. A Greater Nigeria I see.”