A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Emeka Ihedioha, has expressed confidence that former Vice President Atiku Abubakar will win the presidential election in 2019.
Last week, Ihedioha emerged as Imo State Governorship Candidate of the party.
He won the contest with a total of 1,723 votes to defeat the Senator representing Imo East senatorial zone, Samuel Anyanwu, who came 2nd with a total of 1,282 votes.
The former House of Representatives deputy speaker, in a statement on Tuesday, signed by his spokesman, Chibuike Onyeukwu, described Atiku as a “catalyst for Nigeria’s progress”.
He said: “Alhaji Atiku Abubakar is a leader who understands Nigeria very well and no doubt has what it takes to tackle the numerous challenges bedeviling our country.
“He is a founding father of our great party, whose trajectory has enriched our democracy. He is a statesman, who is humane and has excelled in all human endeavours.
“I am confident that he will reunite our sorely fragmented nation for the collective wellbeing of all Nigerians.
“I urge all Nigerians to rally round him and the Peoples Democratic Party to provide the much needed leadership towards realizing the Nigerian Project,” the statement added.