A prominent businessman, Prince Arthur Eze, has insisted that a presidential candidate from the north is best for the south-east region.

Eze urges the Ndi-Igbo to maintain their alliance with the North by supporting the Peoples’ Democratic Party presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.

He said that the support of a northern candidate by the southeast will help the region to form the necessary alliance that will help them rise to power in the near future.

He said this during a solidarity visit to the Director General of the Atiku-Okowa campaign organization, Prof. Obiora Okonkwo, in Ogidi, Anambra State, on Saturday.

Eze some weeks ago took a swipe at Labor Party presidential candidate Mr Peter Obi when he said he would not support Obi, adding that Obi was not capable of winning the election and he (Eze) gave it to him. had said. during a private visit

He insisted that the Atiku administration will liberate Nigeria and benefit the southeast more.

He spoke to reporters after his closed-door meeting with selected stakeholders, including traditional rulers, community leaders, Ndi-Igbo representatives in Nigeria, various groups and other politically sophisticated.

Eze urged the people of the southeast to continue the strategic relationship by supporting Atiku in the February elections, noting that the long-standing alliance between the north and the southeast has always produced many political benefits for the region.

He said: “I know Atiku Abubakar as an honest, liberal, Pan-Nigerian man who aspires to the best for the nation, and is committed to the revival of Ndi-Igbo.

“He has shown his great love and concern for us Ndi-Igbo by continually choosing an Igbo man to be his running mate since 2007 when he chose Senator Ben Ndi Obi; again in 2019 when he cast Peter Obi; and now, Ifeanyi Okowa, an Igbo man from Delta state.

“He was willing to lower his ambition if the ticket was micro-zoned to the southeast; only Atiku Abubakar agreed to such terms.

“It is clear that with him as Nigeria’s president, power is shifting to the south-east and he will certainly deliver on all his promises.”

“My call is for our people to seize the opportunity provided by Atiku Abubakar to renew the old alliance between the south-east and the north, in which Nnamdi Azikiwe became president of Nigeria in the first republic and Alex Ekwueme serves as vice-president, while Edwin Ume-Ezeoke was elected president of the House of Representatives of the second republic.

“We have achieved much more in the politics of this country through our alliance with the north, and to negotiate for a southeastern Nigerian president, we must maintain that partnership through Atiku.”

Atiku, according to Eze, would make good on his promise to restructure the country and ensure that a southeastern man succeeds him as president. He urged Igbo leaders in the diaspora and throughout Nigeria to convey Atiku Abubakar’s Rescue and Recovery agenda to the grassroots and throughout Nigeria, where the Ndi-Igbo live and do business.

Okonkwo, for his part, praised the philanthropist for his unwavering support of the Atiku project and his many advocacy efforts, which have had an inexplicable impact on the South-East and Ndi-Igbo in particular. Professor Okonkwo reaffirmed the commitment of the Atiku-Okowa campaign to mobilize majority votes for Atiku-Okowa in Anambra State.

Ndi-Igbo Diaspora stakeholders and representatives present at the meeting expressed their commitment to the Igbo Renaissance and urged southerners to support Atiku-Okowa, noting that with Prince Arthur Eze firmly behind the bid, they are confident that SE, Atiku Abubakar, don’t miss the region.