The Presidential ambition of the former Vice President,
Atiku Abubakar got a major boost on Sunday as leaders of major regional bodies
across the country threw their weight behind his presidential candidacy.
The various groups coming under the auspices of Nigeria
Leaders and Elders, the leaders of Afenifere, Northern Elders Forum, Ohaneze
Ndigbo, Middle Belt Forum and the Pan Niger Delta Forum said they were
endorsing Atiku Abubakar for the
February 16 presidential election.
President of Ohaneze Ndibgo, John Nwodo said President Muhammadu
Buhari has put the nation’s security in jeopardy and should not be allowed to
come back as President, adding that under his leadership, Nigeria is undergoing
Leader of the Afenifere, Chief Ayo Adebanjo make mockery of
the President, saying a man who would endorse two governorship candidates for
one state is not fit to continue as Nigerian President.
Adebanjo said the President has shown clearly that he was
incapable of leading the country further as he has lost control of even his
Party and speaks at cross purpose with his party chairman.
Former Minister of Information, Chief Edwin Clarke accused
the Buhari government of working against the interest of the Niger Delta,
replacing sons of the area in key appointments in the country.
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