- A group in northern Nigeria has warned people in the region that APC presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu can't be trusted
- The group, specifically, stated that Tinubu's interest in resource control and true federalism is against northern interests
- They also faulted the campaign style of Tinubu, saying it is not grassroots-based, and only relies on political elites
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Kaduna - A pan-northern group, Arewa Democratic Watch (ADW) has called on voters in the region not to vote for Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress, (APC), in next month’s presidential election.
According to the group, Tinubu had in the past demonstrated his disdain for the region, adding that his current efforts to get Arewa votes are hypocritical.
The position of ADW was contained in a statement issued by its national coordinator, Mallam Ali Komo Musa on Wednesday, January 18, in Kaduna.
Daily Sun quoted him as saying:
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“I am using the opportunity provided by this statement to draw the attention of northerners to their responsibilities ahead of the forthcoming general election scheduled to commence next month.
“The call has become so pertinent and auspicious at this time to enable us as a people to make the right and informed choice that would eventually serve our interest in the long run.
“How do you want us in the north to trust someone who had in the past been calling for resource control and true federalism? Don’t forget that he once granted an interview where he said that he didn’t believe in Nigeria.”
The group also faulted the campaign style of Tinubu which he stated is not grassroots based, adding that rather than wooing key leaders in the north, Tinubu has been relying on governors to win the heart of the people.
2023 elections: Nigerians will regret for 20 years if Tinubu loses, says Adamu Garba
Meanwhile, a chieftain of the APC from Adamawa state, Adamu Garba, has urged Nigerian youths to vote for Tinubu.
Garba said Nigerians would regret it for the next 20 years if they failed to vote for Tinubu in the forthcoming polls.
Daily Post reports that he, specifically, urged the youths to protect their future by voting for Tinubu.
Tinubu is the worst civilian governor in Lagos history, says Phrank Shaibu
On his part, the special assistant on Public Communication to Atiku Abubakar, Phrank Shaibu, has said Tinubu is the worst civilian governor in the history of Lagos state.
Shaibu, one of the media aides of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, said this in a statement sent to Legit.ng on Sunday, January 15.
According to Shaibu, the best governor of Lagos is Lateef Jakande,who was governor from 1979 to 1983.
2023 elections: Huge number of registered young voters in Nigeria remarkable, says Damon Wilson
On his part, Damon Wilson, president and chief executive officer of the National Endowment for Democracy, says Nigeria's large number of registered young voters ahead of the forthcoming general elections is remarkable.
Wilson made the comment while chatting with a Legit.ng reporter and other journalists on the sidelines of a meeting he held with pro-democracy activists, civil society leaders, and other partners in Abuja on Wednesday, January 18.
He added that the fact the forthcoming presidential election is unpredictable makes it even more exciting.