The Northern Stakeholders Forum, NSF, has said that they dumped President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and chose Alhaji Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, instead because they believe in Atiku’s integrity and compassion for the masses.
According to the NSF, Buhari has failed to fulfill the promises he made in 2015, especially in the areas of the economy, corruption, and security.
The Director, Action, and Mobilisation of the group, Aminu Adam disclosed this at a zonal town hall meeting at Mambayya House in Kano.
He said, “In 2015, we fully supported Buhari because we believed he was the only person to move northern Nigeria forward. This is because we see that north is lagging behind in terms of development.
“Ironically, when Buhari came to power, we realised that he even prefers south to the north that gave him unprecedented votes.
“Buhari has failed to fulfil his campaign promises, especially in the areas of economy, corruption and security.
“Look at how killings are becoming the order of the day. People of Zamfara have turned to refugees as a result of incessant killings. Likewise Katsina, Kaduna, Taraba, Benue states and other places.
“That is why we have now decided to try Atiku Abubakar because we believe in his integrity and compassion for the masses. We also believe in his ability to perform better than Buhari.”