Presidential Campaign Council of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has described the endorsement of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar by some groups as nothing.
Concise News had earlier reported that that the Afenifere, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Northern Elders Forum, Pan-Niger Delta Forum and the Middle Belt Forum backed Atiku to beat President Muhammadu Buhari in the presidential election.
However, the APC campaign spokesman Festus Keyamo said Nigerians cannot be deceived by such endorsement.
“Therefore, their excuse that they are supporting Alhaji Atiku Abubakar because of the bogey called ‘restructuring’ is nothing but a subterfuge,” he said in a statement.
“In any case, Ohaneze had said in its earlier release that the first reason they are endorsing Atiku Abubakar is that his running mate is an Ibo man.
“In the past, it used to be that some of these individuals have used the names of these groups and platforms to purport to represent their people and as such enjoyed huge government patronage.
“The proceeds of this patronage have never trickled down to their people they purport to represent but ended up in their pockets and benefitted only their immediate families.”
According to the statement, “This is in perfect tune with the campaign promise of Atiku Abubakar to enrich only his friends.
“Therefore, like bees and honey, these people and Atiku Abubakar are attracted to themselves.
“Unfortunately for them, President Muhammadu Buhari has managed to navigate his way directly to the masses who they purport to represent and is ensuring that the dividends of democracy reach the people directly.
“Their annoyance is that they have been eliminated as middlemen. That is why the bond between the masses and President Muhammadu Buhari continue to grow on a daily basis.”
Nigerians, on February 16th 2019, will take to the polls to elect their next president as is expected every four years.
The candaite of the major opppsiitkon PDP, Abubakar Atiku, is plottting to oust incumbent President Muhammadu Bihari.
Concise News will bring to you blow-by-blow account of Nigeria’s 2019 elections, stay tuned.