The forthcoming Presidential Election has started witnessing different responses as some 85 support groups, under the aegis of the United for Better Nigeria Initiative, UBNI, have adopted Dr Anyim Pius Anyim, a former Senate President, as their presidential aspirant.
Groups like Arewa Sai Anyim, Nyja Malaysian 4 Anyim, and United Mobilisers 4 Anyim, S/East Students for Anyim, Enugu for Anyim, S. E. Professional Anyim, Business Forum 4 Anyim, Team Anyim 4 President and Anyim we Want. groups, also declared support for South-East presidency.
Others are Gombe 4 Anyim, Jigawa for Anyim, Plateau for Anyim, Kogi for Anyim, FCT for Anyim, Bauchi for Anyim, North say yes to Anyim, Ebonyi Women 4 Anyim, DrPiusAnyim Students support Group, and Delta 4 Anyim, among many others.
Receiving the visitors on Tuesday in Abuja, Mrs Nkoli Mkparu, Coordinator General, United for Better Nigeria Initiative, UBNI, said this is the time for a south-east president to emerge.
Mkparu said immediately after the 2019 general elections, the push for a Nigerian President of South-east extraction became intense.