The Traditional rulers from Idemili North and South local government areas of Anambra State have denied their reported endorsement of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.
In a statement by the chairman, Royal Fathers Forum, Igwe Chuma Agbala, and the vice-chairman, Igwe Nick Obi, they said they were surprised that some people twisted the account of what happened at the meeting for reasons best known to them; adding that they were totally embarrassed by that ugly development.
The monarchs said that they didn’t endorse any political party or its flag bearer, saying that the trending report was a misrepresentation of what happened during their meeting at Ogidi during their quarterly meeting.
Their statement read: “The publication or information circulating in the news media of the purported endorsement of the PDP presidential candidate is not true.
“The fact is that the Idemili North and South Traditional Rulers Forum held its quarterly meeting at the Idemili North local government headquarters, Ogidi where Chief Obiora Okonkwo came and said that he was appointed as one of the PDP Anambra State coordinators.
“That was it, and there was nothing like the endorsement of any political party or its flag bearer. We, the traditional rulers of Idemili North and South, do not indulge in partisan politics and as such would not endorse or move to endorse any political party’s candidate. We are royal fathers and hence are fathers to all.”
Recall that Governor Nyesom Wike’s group of five Governors who are demanding for the resignation of PDP National Chairman. They are demanding that a southerner must be allowed to occupy the position of national chairman of the party.