- Less than a week to the presidential election, the Northern Stakeholders Forum has given reason why it withdrew its support from President Buhari
- According to the group, Buhari failed to fulfill his campaign promises after enjoying a landslide victory in 2015
- The forum also said they believe in Atiku's ability to perform better than Buhari
The Northern Stakeholders Forum (NSF) has explained why it decided to dump President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress to support the Peoples Democratic Party's presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, in 2019 election.
The NSF said President Buhari has failed to fulfill his 2015 campaign promises and Atiku has shown that he has the ability to perform better than the current president.
Vanguard reports that the forum's director for action and mobilisation of the group, Aminu Adam, made this statement at the at a zonal town hall meeting at Mambayya House in Kano.
Adam said: “In 2015, we fully supported Buhari because we believed he was the only person to move northern Nigeria forward. This is because we see that north is lagging behind in terms of development.
“Ironically, when Buhari came to power, we realised that he even prefers south to the north that gave him unprecedented votes. Buhari has failed to fulfil his campaign promises, especially in the areas of economy, corruption and security.
“Look at how killings are becoming the order of the day. People of Zamfara have turned to refugees as a result of incessant killings. Likewise Katsina, Kaduna, Taraba, Benue states and other places.
“That is why we have now decided to try Atiku Abubakar because we believe in his integrity and compassion for the masses. We also believe in his ability to perform better than Buhari.”
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that retired General Jerry Useni, the PDP governorship candidate in Plateau, said that former vice president Atiku Abubakar’s presidential candidature is a blessing to Nigeria.
Useni spoke through his running mate, James Dalok, on Sunday, February 10, before group of PDP supporters in Ketang, Mango local government of Plateau.
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