APC versus PDP: Why we dumped Buhari for Atiku – Northern Stakeholder
The Northern Stakeholders Forum, NSF, has said that they dumped President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and decided on Alhaji Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in light of the fact that the previous had baffled Nigerians.
The Director, Action and Mobilization of the gathering, Aminu Adam gave the reason at a zonal town lobby meeting at Mambayya House in Kano.
Adam said the NSF bolstered Buhari in 2015 when there was so much longing and tumult for dependable pioneer who might push northern Nigeria ahead.
As per him, they were among the young people, who coordinated a challenge in United States of America, when they presumed apparatus by PDP in 2015 decisions.
NSF guaranteed that when Buhari came to control, they understood that he had neglected to satisfy his crusade guarantees, particularly in the territory of battling debasement, economy and security.
He stated, “In 2015, we completely bolstered Buhari on the grounds that we trusted he was the main individual to push northern Nigeria ahead. This is on the grounds that we see that north is lingering behind as far as improvement.
“Unexpectedly, when Buhari came to control, we understood that he even lean towards south toward the north that gave him remarkable votes.
“Buhari has neglected to satisfy his battle guarantees, particularly in the territories of economy, debasement and security.
“Take a gander at how killings are turning into the request of the day. Individuals of Zamfara have swung to displaced people because of unending killings. Moreover Katsina, Kaduna, Taraba, Benue states and different spots.
“That is the reason we have now chosen to attempt Atiku Abubakar in light of the fact that we put stock in his trustworthiness and sympathy for the majority. We additionally have confidence in his capacity to perform superior to Buhari.”
Meanwhile, Nnamdi Kanu was asked by some Nigerians to give meaning to his recent claim about Atiku by showing proofs.
In a radio broadcast from London, the United Kingdom on Sunday night, Kanu clarified his comments, insisting that Atiku was originally from Cameroon but a product of 1961 referendum.
According to him, “Let me make it very clear that my reference to Atiku being born a Camerounian has nothing to do with his suitability to contest the office of the presidency of Nigeria because that is the business of Nigerians, I am a Biafran.
“I was merely referencing the 1961 referendum that brought his part of Adamawa into Nigeria as a valid example that referendum is not an alien concept in Nigeria.
“Before we proceed any further tonight, I want those of you with Internet acmes to please go to Google and search for 1961 Referendum Nigeria.
The following are the results you will get:A referendum was held in British Cameroons on 11 February 1961 to determine whether the territory should join neighbouring Cameroon or Nigeria. The option of independence having been opposed by Andrew Cohen, the UK representative to the UN Trusteeship Council, it was not presented as an option. Ultimately the Muslim-majority Northern Cameroons saw a majority of 60% in favour of joining Nigeria, whilst the Christian-majority Southern Cameroons saw 70.5% in favour of integration with Cameroon. Northern Cameroon officially became part of Nigeria on 1 June, whilst Southern Cameroons became part of Cameroon on 1 October.