A former Vice President of Nigeria and an aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the last presidential election, Atiku Abubakar has been told to forfeit any ambition he might be nurturing for the 2023 election.
The call follows the decision of the political leaders of the northern part of Nigeria, the likes of Tanko Yakassai, Paul Nnongo, Balarabe Musa, Governor Nasir El-Rufai, Senate President Ahmed Lawal and others.
In his call, the National coordinator of Concerned Advocates for Good Governance, CAGG, Barrister Olusegun Bamgbose, has called on the former vice president to respect the decision of the northerners which he believe the aforementioned has spoken for.
Meanwhile, it was reported that Tanko Yakassai had declared that Tinubu would make a better President than Muhammadu Buhari.
While Tanko is of the view, some other prominent northern leaders has also declared it fit to have the next president from the southern part of the country.
In a report by Daily Post, Bamgbose was reportedly quoted saying; “Tanko Yakassai, Paul Nnongo, Balarabe Musa, Governor El-Rufai, Ahmed Lawal and others will forever be respected and reckoned with, in the scheme of things.”
“They are the new faces of great Nigerians. They deserve to be commended for standing for what is just and equitable.
“They have actually spoken the mind of the North. It’s on this basis, I’ll humbly urge Atiku Abubakar, to shelve his presidential ambition come 2023 Presidential elections.
“He should respect the views of these noble, patriotic and detribilised Northerners. In 2007, I kicked against the third term of Olusegun Obasanjo, this is well known to Atiku.”
The legal luminary thus urged Atiku to respect the views of the northern leaders who have served the region meritoriously.
Speaking further, he recalled that there’s no region that has served in the presidential capacity for three times.
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He also implore the business mogule to desist from pursuing the presidential seat and cast his support for a southern president.
Bamgbose also commended the efforts of the Northern region for holding Nigeria in unity and vowed they’ll never regret supporting a southern president.
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