Traditional rulers in Idemili North and South Local Government Areas of Anambra State, Monday, denied media reports that they endorsed the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the 2023 polls, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.
The monarchs, in a statement issued by Chairman of their forum, Igwe Chuma Agbala, and the vice-chairman, Igwe Nick Obi, added that they have no intention of endorsing any candidate for the election because of their position as royal fathers of all.
According to them, the trending media reports was a twisted account of what transpired during their quarterly meetings held at Ogidi, Nnewi North, which was attended by their son and Chairman of United Nigerian Airline, Chief Obiora Okonkwo.
The publication or information circulating in the news media of the purported endorsement of a PDP Presidential candidate is not true. The fact is that the Idemili North and South Traditional Rulers Forum held its quarterly meeting at the Idemili North Local Government Headquarters, Ogidi where Chief Obiora Okonkwo came and said that he was appointed as one of the PDP Anambra State coordinators.
“That was it, and there was nothing like the endorsement of any political party or her flag bearer. We, the traditional Rulers of Idemili North and South, do not indulge in partisan politics and as such would not dump or endorse or move to endorse any political party’s candidate. We are royal fathers and hence are fathers to all,” the statement added.