The presidential campaign of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), got a boost Monday, as the Action Alliance (AA), Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State party, adopted Atiku as its candidate in the February 16 election.
“We are for Atiku/Obi leadership and we are glad to work with all believers of true federalism and efficient administration of governance at all levels to accomplish this as we approach the forthcoming elections,” national chairman of the party, Kenneth Udeze, disclosed this at a press conference in Abuja.
“The National Executives Committee (NEC) of our party are on the same page concerning our support for Atiku, same with all our state chapters in this matter.
“We hereby restate out position through this medium that AA as a certified and active member of the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) have not for a moment reconsidered or wished to alter that position.
“For your information, AA moved the motion for the adoption of Atiku as the Presidential Candidate of CUPP, and we are on it to the end,” he said.
According to him, the support for Atiku and his running mate, Peter Obi, was a support for the growth of the country’s democracy and the required restructuring of the country.
Udeze further stated that Uche Nwosu, son-in-law to Okorocha, still remained the governorship candidate of AA in Imo State.
“We shall do our best to deliver him, as he still remains the candidate to beat among all the gubernatorial candidates.
“On this note, let me warn all our members in Nigeria, and the Imo State Chapter, in particular that we don’t need any infraction in our party (and) in fact there is no room for that.
“It is our unshakable/unfailing resolve to work for the emergence of Atiku/Obi, in the presidential election, and that we must not only be seen to be doing, but to truly do.
“I will not hesitate to invoke from relevant sections of our Party Constitution to deal with erring members no matter how highly placed, as AA constitution which I swore to protect remains supremely sacrosanct. Please be warned,” he said.