Anambra Monarchs led by the royal fathers, Igwe Chuma Agbala, and the vice-chairman, Igwe Nick Obi, have refuted the purported claim of endorsement for the presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar that was circulating in the media recently.
In the statement issued by the royal fathers, they said that the claim was false and without merit on the purported endorsement of Atiku Abubakar for the 2023 election.
The statement reads: “The publication or information circulating in the news media of the purported endorsement of the 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 its flag bearer.
“We, the traditional rulers of Idemili North and South, do not indulge in partisan politics and as such would not endorse or move to endorse any political party’s candidate. We are royal fathers and hence are fathers to all.”