A group under the acronym Coalition for Atiku-Okowa, Ekiti State chapter, has declared that the South-west region won’t pander to unwarranted sentiments to vote against the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, in the 2023 general election.
The coalition told the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, that the fact that he is from the region won’t rob Atiku of victory in the zone, saying the former vice president is bonded with Yoruba by marriage.
The co-convener of the group and former member of the House of Representatives, Hon Yemi Arokodare, stated this in Ado Ekiti yesterday while formally unveiling the group for operation ahead of the 2023 elections.
He added: “The people of the South-west region will never be swayed by sentiments, but with issues because Nigerians voted for former President Olusegun Obasanjo and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo without looking at the content of their ethnicity.
“The Southwest is a sophisticated zone and we shall let the APC reap what it has sown in Nigeria in the last seven years. “
“We do not doubt that Nigerians are ready to vote out APC because our people have been betrayed by the party in which they invested their trust, but failed. Never again!
“It has become necessary to remind the purveyors of sentiments in the Southwest that our candidate, Atiku Abubakar, is married to our amazon in the region, Mrs. Titi Atiku, and by virtue of marriage, friendship and relationship, Atiku is our son in the region, and he had demonstrated that over the years.”