Legit Ng reported that Arewa Democratic Watch (ADW), a pan-northern organization, has asked people in the region not to vote for Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), in the presidential election next month.
The group says that Tinubu had previously shown that he didn’t like the area and that his current efforts to get Arewa votes are hypocritical.
The position of ADW was contained in a statement issued by its national coordinator, Mallam Ali Komo Musa on Wednesday, January 18, in Kaduna.
Daily Sun quoted him as saying;
“I am using the opportunity provided by this statement to draw the attention of northerners to their responsibilities ahead of the forthcoming general election scheduled to commence next month. “The call has become so pertinent and auspicious at this time to enable us as a people to make the right and informed choice that would eventually serve our interest in the long run.
“How do you want us in the north to trust someone who had in the past been calling for resource control and true federalism? Don’t forget that he once granted an interview where he said that he didn’t believe in Nigeria.”
The group also criticized Tinubu’s campaign style, which they said was not grassroots-based. They added that Tinubu has been relying on governors to win the people’s hearts rather than wooing key leaders in the north.
In the meantime, Adamu Garba, an APC chieftain from Adamawa state, has urged young Nigerians to vote for Tinubu. Garba said that if Nigerians didn’t vote for Tinubu in the upcoming elections, they would regret it for the next 20 years.