Ben Nwabueze, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), on Wednesday said he would live long enough to witness Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), become the president of Nigeria.
Nwabueze said this when Abubakar paid him a visit in Enugu.
Segun Showunmi, spokesman of the Atiku Abubakar presidential campaign organisation, shared a picture of both men entangled in a warm, emotional embrace.
Abubakar also posted pictures of him and the 86-year-old lawyer on his official Twitter handle.
Abubakar described his meeting with Nwabueze as an emotional one, saying the octogenarian reminded him of “the unfinished Nigerian Project”.
“Professor Ben Nwabueze is a patriot and Nigeria’s foremost constitutional lawyer. In a very emotional meeting in Enugu, he reminded me of the unfinished Nigerian Project. I assure him, and every Nigerian, that I’ll keep my word,” Abubakar wrote.
In a related development, the communiqué read by a legal luminary, Olisa Agbakoba, SAN said: “The summit deliberated on the State of Ndigbo in Nigeria today especially after years of exclusion from the center.
“This country has never been as divided as it is today. We Igbos have always yearned for a level playing field with justice, equity and fairness.
“The Summit recognized the nomination of His Excellency Mr. Peter Obi Former Governor of Anambra State as the Vice Presidential Candidate of the PDP and fully endorses this nomination.
“It was acknowledged that this nomination puts Ndigbo back in the center of governance. It is therefore important that Ndigbo should rally behind the Atiku/Obi ticket.”