Ahead of 2023 general elections, a former Chief Judge of Anambra State and chieftain of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Prof. Peter Umeadi, has visited the Afenifere leader, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, at his Lekki, Lagos residence.
Though no official details of the meeting was released, Umeadi had earlier in the year been endorsed by the Association of the South East Past Presidents-General as the Igbo candidate for the election.
A statement by the Secretary of the association, Charles Nnorom, after the endorsement, read in part: “The Association of South East Past Presidents-General hereby calls on all its members in all the autonomous communities of the five South East States in Nigeria to spread the message of this resolution/endorsement in their communities to ensure total support of all Igbos for Professor Peter Umeadi during the 2023 elections.
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“We hereby urge the various political parties in Igbo land to reach out to Professor Peter Umeadi for possible adoption as presidential candidate any party that adopts him will be sure of all their candidates getting the support of over 2000 communities in Igbo land
“In the same vein, we call upon all Igbos, irrespective of political affiliation, to support our endorsement of Professor Peter Umeadi and join hands to make Igbos proud in giving Nigeria the best President we never had after Zik. The Association of South East Past Presidents-General commends and congratulates Professor Peter Umeadi for this historic endorsement and assures him of our total involvement at the appropriate time.
“The association and all Igbos look forward to 29t May, 2023 for the swearing-in of Professor Peter Umeadi as the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, by the grace of God” Nnorom Stated.