Mr Atiku promised to revive industries within the South-east and in addition vowed to dredge the River Niger to spice up financial actions within the area.

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, says he’s going to be a stepping stone for an Igbo presidency in Nigeria.

Mr Atiku mentioned this on Thursday in Awka, the Anambra State capital, when he flagged off his marketing campaign for the South-east area, in accordance to a report by way of Channel TV.

“I am going to be a stepping stone to an Igbo president in this country. I have shown it in my action because this is the third time that I am running with an Igbo man. If you really want to produce a president, then vote for the Atiku-Okowa ticket,” he informed a crowd of Igbos who accumulated on the venue.

The former vice chairman expressed gratitude to the folk of the state for his or her “warm reception” all over the rally.

“I never thought I will see such a crowd in Anambra State, and believe me, we are not going to forget you, we are going to reward you handsomely,” Mr Atiku added.

Igbo presidency ambition

There were calls from South-east leaders that the area will have to be allowed to produce a Nigerian president for the primary time in 2023.

But the ruling All Progressives Congress and the principle opposition PDP, the 2 dominant political events in Nigeria, picked their applicants out of doors the area all over their separate presidential primaries in May.