BY KELECHI JEFF EMEH
I have supported His Excellency, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, Wazirin Adamawa in previous elections, and each was based on the need for equity. I supported him in 2011, 2015 and 2019.
My problem with Atiku’s 2023 quest is simple: it’s politically nauseating and untenable to have another northern Fulani as Buhari’s successor. He is Fulani, a northerner and a Muslim. Considering the political climate in Nigeria, equity demands a complete shift.
Secondly, I do not see the current Atiku’s quest as noble and geared towards national redemption and development. It’s just for history purposes. The record that a certain Atiku Abubakar was once a president of Nigeria. That’s not what I want for my country.
Thirdly, Atiku is too old to preside over a country in crisis like ours. He should take a deserved rest and pen his political Odyssey for the next generation to read. We need his political sojourn in books for research and learning. It will make an interesting read.
Furthermore, this notion that only a Muslim northerner has the capacity to defeat APC is not only nonsensical, but a baseless line to continue the sense of entitlement by our northern PDP brothers.
A southern APC presidential candidate will humiliate any PDP presidential candidate of northern extraction. This point must not be lost on the rank and file of the party.
It is on this basis that I decided to back His Excellency, Nyesom Wike of Rivers State. He is in my view, the only aspirant from the south capable of challenging Atiku. He can mount a real challenge and I endorse him.