By Tordue Salem
ABUJAâ€”A group comprising of members of Hausa and Yoruba communities in Anambra State are said toÂ have declared support for Peoples Progressive Alliance, PPA, governorship candidate, Mrs. Uche Ekwunife.
The communities said to be in their thousands had stormed Ekwunifeâ€™sÂ campaign office in Anambra to declare their support.
Speaking on the essence of the visit, the leader of the Hausa community in Awka, Alhaji Bello Maigari said their visit was purely to identify with the PPA. They hailed Mrs. Ekwunifeâ€™s â€œrobust contribution to national issues as a member of the Federal House of Representatives.â€
One of the leaders of the Hausa group, Sergent Musa described Ekwunifeâ€™s manifesto as â€œwell articulated and capable of moving the state forward ifÂ properly implemented.â€
He commended her â€œfor identifying with their cause for a permanent settlement for the Hausa community in the state,â€ as a member of theÂ Hausa Turaki in Awka regreted â€œthe pains and sufferingsÂ the community is facing in the state due to insensitivity of successive governments,â€
Alhaji Babale who spoke on behalf of the members of the Hausa community that dumped the PDP for the PPA, promised to â€œensure the victory of Mrs Ekwunife in the Governorship election.â€
The spokesman of the Yoruba community in Awka, Mr Awale Mohammad said â€œdue to her philantropic gestures, the people have decided to throw their weight behind her candidature.”