Ek­w­ere­madu not avoid­ing Atiku’s cam­paign -Group

The Punch - - NEWS - Ed­ward Nnachi, Abaka­liki

THE Ikeoha Sup­port Group, a net­work of po­lit­i­cal ac­tivists sup­port­ing the Deputy Se­nate Pres­i­dent, Ike Ek­w­ere­madu, on Sun­day faulted re­ports that the se­na­tor was stay­ing away from the cam­paigns of the pres­i­den­tial can­di­date of the Peo­ples Demo­cratic Party, Al­haji Atiku Abubakar.

It also said there was no di­vi­sion in the PDP or Atiku camp, de­scrib­ing such in­sin­u­a­tions as the pro­pa­ganda of the All Pro­gres­sives Congress meant to di­vide and weaken the op­po­si­tion.

In a state­ment made avail­able to news­men in Abaka­liki, the Na­tional Co­or­di­na­tor of the group, Collins Udeh, said although Ek­w­ere­madu had not been part of all the cam­paigns, he had been at­tend­ing meet­ings of se­nior party mem­bers on the pres­i­den­tial elec­tion and also net­work­ing to en­sure that the South-east was de­liv­ered to the PDP.

The group said, “There has been mis­chievous fake news tar­geted at Se­na­tor Ek­w­ere­madu. It is all to­tal rub­bish. Ek­w­ere­madu has been up and do­ing. He par­tic­i­pated in the North­east zonal rally in Gombe State.

“But does he re­ally need to fly to cam­paign in all the states of the fed­er­a­tion? Do all the South-east gov­er­nors need to fly to ev­ery part of the coun­try to cam­paign? The crit­i­cal thing as the high­est po­lit­i­cal of­fice holder in the South-east, who also hap­pens to be­long to the PDP, is to en­sure that the re­gion con­vinc­ingly de­liv­ers to the PDP, es­pe­cially since he has no role in the Pres­i­den­tial Cam­paign Coun­cil.

“It is also not pos­si­ble for Ek­w­ere­madu and the Se­nate Pres­i­dent, Dr Bukola Saraki, who is the DG of the Pres­i­den­tial Cam­paign Coun­cil to leave the Se­nate at the same time. One must stay be­hind.”

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