The presidential aspiration of Senator Anyim Pius Anyim yesterday received a boost as coalition of Northern Nigerians described him as a respecter of all religions and a detribalised Nigerian . Anyim, who has signified his intention to contest on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was also described as an honest, peace-loving and kind politician.
The praises showered on the one time President of the Senate and Secretary to the Government of the Federation by the Coalition of Northern Supporters of Ndigbo for President 2023 in Abuja when they visited Senator Anyim to pledge their support for his aspiration.
Chairman of the Group, Alhaji Usman Sulaiman Shehu, popularly known as SK who stated these said the group, after analysing all the presidential aspirants as well as prospective ones was convinced that Senator Anyim would give Nigeria the right leadership that will take the country out of her present deplorable situation.
He said that after long deliberation, the Group was convinced that the only person from the South-east who meets the coalition’s criteria for the Presidency “is none other than Distinguished Senator Anyim Pius Anyim.”
Expatiating on the criteria, Alhaji Shehu said: “During one of our executive meetings held on the 26th December, 2021 here in Abuja, it was decided that our focus must be based on a single candidate from the South-east” and that such a candidate must be a “person with high personality profile” and a person with developmental leadership quality.
Other criteria according to Shehu, are: “a person who cares for the less privileged and the masses, a person whose vision is for the peaceful co-existence of Nigerian citizens as a whole, a person whose ample experience would enable him to raise the level of our country by means of curtailing the continuing hike of prices of goods and services.
Alhaji Shehu went further to list other criteria as: “ a person who will provide employment opportunities to our teeming youth and women, a person who dedicated his life for service to humanity, a person who will stabilise the fuel and power sector of the economy, a person who will design means for affordable or free quality education”, among others.
The chairman further said: “We wish to seek for your approval sir, to commence consultations and to register lots of members in the north” pledging to continue to pray for Anyim’s success “in this formidable journey knowing fully well that your success is Nigeria’s success as well.”
Receiving the Coalition, Senator Anyim thanked them for their support and commitment to work for his victory.
He assured them that he would work with the coalition once campaign begins and urged them to feel free to join other campaign groups that were already supporting his aspiration in registering with the Anyim Campaign Organisation.