AREWA Consultative Forum (ACF) Secretary-General Chief Anthony Sani has described the last Sunday’s endorsement of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar as an exercise that may not affect the outcome of the presidential elections.
Sani said the endorsement by factions of Afenifere, Ohanaeze, Pan-Niger Delta Forum, the Middle Belt Forum and the Northern Elders Forum was nothing new, as all the groups, excluding the Northern Elders Forum, endorsed the PDP presidential candidate in the 2015 general elections, yet the APC prevailed.
According to the ACF Secretary-General, “What is new in this endorsement is the fact that only faction of Afenifere, faction of Ohanaeze, and faction of Northern Elders Forum are actually involved. As a result, the endorsement may not affect the outcomes of the election significantly, since factions cannot possibly represent the whole, let alone to represent the regions, which the platforms profess to represent.
The Nation, February 7, 2019
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