Erstwhile Senate President, Adolphus Wabara; Senate Minority Leader, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe; including other notable politicians on Monday tipped the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Sen. Pius Anyim Pius for president.
Wabara, who represented Abia South Senatorial Zone in the National Assembly, and Abaribe made this known while addressing southeast stakeholders during a civic reception organized by the Obingwa community to honour prominent Nigerians.
In their separate reactions, Wabara described Anyim as one of the prominent Igbo men that has the capacity to change the ugly narrative of Nigeria and bring new hope for the people.
According to him: “Ndigbo still have qualified personalities in Nigeria. Anyim is the only Igbo man to announce his readiness to contest for President of Nigeria come 2023.
“We will tell Nigerians, that we have personalities in Igboland. I ask Ndigbo to support the ambition of our brother, Anyim Pius Anyim.”
Responding, Abaribe reaffirmed his stance to galvanize support for a president of Igbo extraction come the 2023 general election.
He declared his readiness to fully support the presidential ambition of Anyim: “My brother is the only one that has declared his intention to run for the office of the president, I will give him all the support because he has all it takes to make Nigeria better again. therefore, I encourage all Nigerians to support this noble intention.”
Those in attendance include all former senate presidents from the six geopolitical zones of the country, prominent stakeholders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Igbo leaders.
In a related development, Wabara and other notable Igbo sons were conferred with the chieftaincy title of ‘Maduforo Ndi-Ngwa’.