- The PDP's presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, seems to have so much to offer the southeast when he becomes Nigeria's president
- Atiku on Tuesday, September 27, said he will carry out massive projects in the region and in other parts of Nigeria
- Also, during his visit to Enugu, Atiku revealed that he has three Igbo children, a fact he has never made public before
The former vice president, who expressed certainty that he will win the coming presidential election, vowed to carry out massive projects in the region as well as other parts of Nigeria.
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"The second Niger bridge in Onitsha is not a favour to the Southeast, rather it is or should be seen as a favour to Nigeria. This is because it is not only the people of the Southeast that use the bridge."
2023: My relationship with Igbos - Atiku
On how related he is to the southeasterners, Atiku, for the first time, disclosed that he has three Igbo children, which many people in the country do not know about.
The northern politician added that this is why in his previous outings, he chose running mates from the region: Senator Ben Obi, Peter Obi, and Ifeanyi Okowa.
"I have three Igbo children and I am saying this for the very first time in public."
Among critical areas his administration will focus on when he becomes president, Atiku listed security, economy, socio-political reformations, national unity, and effective leadership.
2023 presidency: Igbos decide who to vote for among Tinubu, Atiku, Obi
Meanwhile, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had been criticised for their failure to zone the presidency to the southeast.
The criticism came from Igbo Elders Consultative Forum, also known as Ime-obi Ohanaeze Ndigbo.
The elders also criticised Igbo delegates who voted against southeast aspirants in the presidential primaries for 2023.