- The Anambra state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party has confirmed the visit of the party's flagbearer, Atiku Abubakar
- In a statement by the deputy director media/publicity, Atiku-Okowa presidential campaign in Anambra, Uloka Chukwubuikem, Atiku will visit the state for his campaign rally
- Meanwhile, the party’s stakeholders, stalwarts, and members of the state management committee have declared a work-free day in honour of Atiku's visit
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and supporters of the Atiku-Okowa presidential ticket in Anambra state have declared Thursday next week, December 15, as a work-free day in honour of the presidential candidate of the party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, who will be visiting the state for his campaign rally.
This was disclosed in a statement in Awka, Anambra State, on Wednesday, December 7, after the meeting of the party’s stakeholders, stalwarts, and members of the state management committee led by Prof. Obiora Okonkwo, in preparation for the presidential rally in the state.
PDP gives a reason for the move
It was an unanimous decision of the party faithful to designate December 15, 2022, as a work-free day to honour the presidential candidate of the PDP as a sign of support and solidarity with his ambition, which the party members described as a clarion call to rescue and recover Nigeria.
The statement was signed by the deputy director media/publicity, Atiku-Okowa presidential campaign in Anambra, Uloka Chukwubuikem, The Punch reported.
“There’s no better way to honour him than to declare a voluntary work-free day as resolved by PDP stalwarts, and ardent supporters of the Atiku-Okowa ticket in Anambra State.”
Reactions as Labour Party governorship candidate dumps Peter Obi, supports another presidential flagbearer
The defection of Lasun Yusuf, a prominent politician in Osun state, from the Labour Party to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has continued to generate heated reactions on social media, especially Twitter.
Yusuf, who contested for the 2022 governorship election in Osun state under the LP, was expected to work for the victory of the party's presidential candidate, Peter Obi, in the southwestern state in 2023.
However, his defection means he will now work for the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.
I’ll assist in making Peter Obi president, Kenneth Okonkwo vows as he joins Labour Party from APC
In another report, ace actor Kenneth Okonkwo informed his fans that he officially joined the Labour Party weeks after announcing that he had left the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Kenneth noted that he became an official Labour Party member on Tuesday, August 23, 2022, after meeting with the party's national executives in Abuja.
He revealed that he felt welcomed by the reception he got from the party and promised to contribute his own quota to the emergence of Peter Obi as president next year.