Atiku Abubakar, the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) nominee for president, has been rejected by the governor of Gombe State, Muhammad Yahaya.
According to Anaedoonline.ng, both the former vice president and Governor Yahaya, a leader in the All Progressives Congress (APC), come from the North East.
When the governor met with reporters on Saturday in Minna to pay a visit to former Head of State Abdulsalami Abubakar, he declined to say if he would back Atiku over Bola Tinubu for the presidency of the APC.
The governor emphasized that Nigeria is one and transcends ethnicity and party affiliation and that there is nothing like brotherhood and party loyalty when it comes to the growth of the nation.
He said: “Nigeria is one and goes beyond regions. It doesn’t matter that Atiku is from the same region as me. They are all my brothers and Nigeria is one; we are struggling to maintain it as a united and indivisible country.”
Speaking further, Yahaya stated Atiku has no chance of winning in the Northeast, stating that the chances of the ruling APC winning the region are very high.
“Our chances are very high indeed and we are strong in our resolve to work towards the success of our great party, the All Progressives Congress,” he said.
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