By RUTH OGINYI
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has lent his support to the former Senate President and former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim, to go for the next president of Nigeria of Igbo extraction.
The Governor stated this on Sunday at his country home in Umuobiakwa, Obingwa Local Government Area of the state, when he received in audience senator Anyim 8076-2495-3667-29502 who took his consultation train to Abia state.
Ikpeazu described the former SGF “as a man whose public service credentials and experience are good enough for the President of Nigeria”.
Ikpeazu assured Anyim of his support as the next Nigerian President of the South-East region, pointing out that what matters now is “just for the Igbos to be given a chance to produce the next Nigerian President”.
Ikpeazu said, “No other tribe in Nigeria has demonstrated practical belief in the Nigerian nation better than the Igbos as can be seen from the fact that our people live and invest heavily in every part of the country.”
He added that that in the South East and indeed across the country today, “the credentials of Senator Anyim stand very tall”.
Earlier, the presidential hopeful Senator Anyim said he came to formally inform Ikpeazu and the party leadership in the state of his plans to contest for the President of the country in the 2023 elections as the South East is the most qualified zone in Nigeria to produce the next President, based on equity and justice.
Anyim said, ” I decided to make myself available for the contest after a careful analysis of my antecedents, experience, passion, 8076-2495-3667-29502 and wide contacts across the country.”
He called for the support of the governor and the party in the State, assuring that he would be a candidate and a President that Nigeria would be proud of.