Afenifere, PANDEF, NEF back Atiku for presidency

President, Middle belt Forum, Dr. Bala Takaya (2ndleft) addressing members of the Press on the outcome of the Southern Nigeria and Middle-belt Summit at the Chief Harold Dappa Biriye Conference Centre, Creek Haven Resort, Government House, Yenagoa, while the National Leader, Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) Chief Edwin Clark (2nd right) Leader of the AFENIFERE delegation to the summit, Chief Ayo Adebanjo (right) and the President General, OHANAEZE, Chief John Nwodo (left) look on. Photo by Lucky Francis.

Regional socio-cultural organisations including Afenifere, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Northern Elders Forum, Pan-Niger Delta Forum and the Middle Belt Forum have endorsed the candidature of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar.

The groups which are currently meeting at Sheraton Hotel,Abuja, said Atiku possessed the intelligence, capability and knowledge to lead the nation, Punch reports.

Atiku Abubakar

Leaders of the associations such as Chief Ayo Adebanjo, Chief Nnia Nwodo, Malam Ango Abdullahi, Chief Edwin Clark and Dr. Bitrus Pogu, therefore, asked Nigerians to vote for the Peoples Democratic Party Presidential flagbearer on February 16.


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