In celebration of the People Democratic Party’s (PDP) presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, who would be in the state for a campaign rally, the PDP and supporters of the Atiku-Okowa presidential ticket have proclaimed Thursday of the upcoming week as a holiday in Anambra State.
This information was provided in a statement that Uloka Chukwubuikem, the Deputy Director of Media/Publicity for the Atiku-Okowa Presidential campaign in Anambra State, signed and made accessible to journalists in Awka on Wednesday.
In order to prepare for the presidential rally in the state, Professor Obiora Okonkwo led a meeting of party stakeholders, stalwarts, and members of the state management committee, according to Chukwubuikem.
According to him, “It was a unanimous decision of party faithful to designate December 15, 2022, as a work-free day to honor the presidential candidate of the PDP as a sign of support and solidarity with his ambition, which the party members described as a clarion call to rescue and recover Nigeria.
Anambra is home to Atiku Abubakar. Aside from being our in-law and having kids whose maternal home is Onitsha, he has for years demonstrated love and interest for our dear state. We can recall that in 2007, Atiku Abubakar, as a candidate of the defunct ACN, picked Senator Ben Ndi Obi from Awka as his running mate. In 2019, he again single-handedly chose Peter Obi to be his running mate, despite that not being the choice of many PDP leaders. Anambra is home to Atiku and he is one of us, we must acknowledge that and express love for him whenever he is coming to the state.
There’s no better way to honor him than to declare a “voluntary” work-free day as resolved by PDP stalwarts, and ardent supporters of the Atiku-Okowa ticket in Anambra State.
We are hoping that Anambra will empty at the venue of the campaign rally in Awka and reiterate our organic support for Atiku and the PDP; no doubt, Anambra has always been a stronghold of the PDP, and we’ll prove that to the nation on December 15th, and eventually ensure that the PDP wins all positions in the state, from the presidency to the least-contested position.
Among the many states of the Federation that will give the PDP and Atiku Abubakar a majority vote in 2023, Anambra will take the lead and ensure that we are not left out in the task to rescue and recover Nigeria. We hope that the campaign rally will serve as a prelude for the general election in February, next year, he concluded.
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