Abdulmumin Jibrin, a former member of the House of Representatives, claimed on Sunday that the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had deserted the South-East part of the nation in the election for president.
Jibrin said this when he appeared in the Channels Television programme Sunday Politics. He observed that the parties shattered the region’s expectations for the president.
He emphasised that the PDP’s decision to offer up the presidential ticket went against the notions of equity and fairness.
Jibrin consequently advised the South-East to support Rabiou Kwankwanso, the former governor of Kano State, in order to experience the presidency in the ensuing years.
He said: “The South-East has been seriously backstabbed by the APC. They have also been front-stabbed by the PDP. They have worked so much for the party, but it threw them away. The party said go away, we don’t need you.
“The last time the South-East has been on the table to discuss the presidency of this country was since the late Dr. Alex Ekweme. Now the opportunity they are having is with Kwankwanso. They have to think very clearly not to waste their votes. They should come. Take up the running mate. This is the best time for them to become the president.
“APC after eight years will not take it to the South-East. They are bringing the presidency to the north. PDP in the next eight years will most likely take it to the South-South. So the South-East should think very carefully, rally round Kwankwaso. The northern and South-East alignment will produce a good result.”
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