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Atiku’s Ambition has destroyed PDP – Ohanaeze Ndigbo

The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has been accused by the Igbo Socio-cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo of destroying the party following his advice to the Northerners ahead of the 2023 general election.

The PDP Presidential candidate, Atiku, while speaking at an event in Kaduna, declared that “what the average Northerner needs is somebody who’s from the north and also understands that part of the country and has been able to build bridges across the country.

“This is what the Northerner needs, it doesn’t need a Yoruba or Igbo candidate, I stand before you as a Pan-Nigerian of northern origin.”

Reacting to Atiku’s statement, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, in a statement on Sunday, by its Secretary-General, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, said by Atiku’s utterances, he had finished whatever was left of the PDP.

“We find it very weird and disappointing that an elder statesman and a presidential candidate, in the person of a one-time Vice Presidential candidate of Nigeria could mount the podium at a public function and play such an ethnic card.

“We are worried that at such a time Nigeria is seeking a unifier, Atiku is further pushing the country into disintegration; he has shown that he lacks the capacity to lead and unite this country.

“His ambition has already destroyed the PDP and pushed it from number one to third if not fourth force. Now, he wants to bring the same division into the affairs of the country. We ask Nigerians to say no by rejecting him stoutly at the polls”, Ohanaeze said.

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