By Victor Nwachukwu
Owerri – The Igbo Mandate for Good Governance, a pressure group, has endorsed Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the 2019 election.
The national coordinator of the group, Mr Sabinus Amako, made the group’s position known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Owerri on Friday.
Amako explained that the group endorsed Atiku as its own preference of presidential candidate because he was the only credible choice for the race.
He described the former vice president as a God-sent, adding that the pair of Atiku and Peter Obi were capable of turning around the country’s economy.
According to the group, the Atiku/Obi leadership will create the enabling environment for businesses to thrive and restore respect for the rule of law.
He urged the group’s members to ensure that they collect their Permanent Voter’s Cards (PVCs) preparatory to the election.
According to him, among all the candidates contesting the country’s number one office, Atiku is the only credible choice whose experience and pedigree speak volumes.
“Our decision to stand by him is neither unguided nor borne out of sentiments. It is a result of extensive analysis and assessment.
“This is more so, as Atiku has the most dynamic, frugal and amiable economic expert as his running mate.
“The task ahead of us is huge but with dedication, hard work and the support of our members in the states, we will surely come out victorious,” Amuko added.