The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) named Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as its presidential candidate for 2023 on Thursday, January 26.
According to Vanguard, CUPP’s spokesperson, Henry Eze, stated in Asaba, Delta state’s capital city, that the coalition in 11 south-south and southeast states supports this decision.
The coalition, led by its zonal chairman, Ken Ikeh, stated that the decision to support the Atiku-Okowa ticket is consistent with the vision of the CUPP’s founding fathers.
“Atiku is an advocate of restructuring and has promised to champion devolution of power to federating states.
“Atiku, having been the Vice President of Nigeria is the most experienced of all the presidential candidates and besides, his joint ticket with Okowa satisfies the criteria of a Muslim-Christian ticket.
“Atiku’s choice of Okowa as running mate is an indication that the PDP presidential candidate cares for the Igbo people.”
The Punch reports that the coalition stated that Atiku’s view on restructuring and education and his experience and maturity in politics is key to driving Nigeria to an expected end.
“We urge all political stakeholders, opinion leaders and elders of the geopolitical zone and all Nigerians of good conscience to support Atiku.”
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