Ebonyi state traditional rulers under the aegis of Ebonyi state Council of Traditional rulers have declared their support for the election of the presidential candidate for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar.
The Chairman of the Traditional Rulers Council, Eze Charles Mkpuma who spoke on behalf of all the 140 traditional rulers in the state on Friday when they received Atiku who was in the state for a campaign rally said despite having assured President Muhammadu Buhari of “some votes” in the state, Atiku and the PDP are their preferred choice for the next month’s general elections.
They said their support for Atiku and PDP was hinged on his experience and capacity to lead the nation and also for the feats of the state governor, Dave Umahi in the state. They said the state is a wholly PDP state and will ensure the victory of the party in the state.
“We humbly attribute the success achieved so far by our dear Governor to your great party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Accordingly, we wish to state unequivocally that our state, Ebonyi, is a PDP state and we shall overwhelmingly vote for all the PDP candidates.
“Indeed, not less than 90 percent of our votes cast, notwithstanding the fact that we had assured President Muhammadu Buhari that he will get some votes in Ebonyi State. We believe that your highly valued experience and profound voyage into Nigerian political history and leadership will equip you sufficiently for the task ahead”, they said.