Mrs Jennifer Atiku, spouse of Alhaji Abubakar Atiku, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has urged residents of Onitsha to vote massively for the party within the 2019 common elections.
Atiku is the primary challenger of the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, President Muhammadu Buhari.
NAN studies that Jennifer, who hails from Onitsha, made the plea when she paid a courtesy go to to Igwe Alfred Achebe, the standard ruler of Onitsha on Tuesday.
“I’m right here to tell you, my very own folks, that your in-law, who’s my husband, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, is contesting the presidential election in 2019, so that you simply help us to win the election.
“I’m your daughter and your in-law is my husband. You requested me to marry him and right here I’m right this moment to hunt your help for his presidential ambition.
“Please, don’t allow us to down,” Jennifer, who was accompanied by Mrs Margret Obi, spouse of Mr Peter Obi, the Vice Presidential candidate of the party, pleaded.
Whereas saying that her go to was to buttress the saying that “charity begins at dwelling,” Jennifer expressed optimism PDP authorities would assure the specified financial and social growth of the nation.
In his response, the Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Alfred Achebe, counseled Mrs Jennifer for locating time to go to the palace and Onitsha to canvass for votes for Atiku and PDP.
“It is going to be good if our in-law turns into the President of Nigeria. You’re a good daughter and your husband, our in-law can be an excellent man.
“Because you deemed it match to hunt my blessing from the throne and help of your folks in your husband, Atiku, who’s our in-law, what you might be praying for will probably be fulfilled by the grace of God,” the monarch stated.