Drop Peter Obi or Lose, Northern Group Tells Atiku
The Northern Youth Elders Forum at a meeting on Tuesday with former President Olusegun Obasanjo adviced Alhaji Atiku Abubakar to ditch Peter Obi if he ever hope to win 2019 election.
According to Northern Youth Elders Forum, asked Atiku to jettison Peter Obi if he wants the support of the North and that failure to do so will make them campaign against PDP.
The group which pride itself as the Apex body of over 40 Youth groups in the north and over 6 million members in its fold.
The Chairman of the group Comrade Elliot Afiyo said the group played a key role in the victory of successive government since 1999 and was instrumental in the reconciliation between former President Olusegun Obasanjo and his Vice Atiku Abubakar and also in the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari.
According to the group, Peter Obi’s choice has made Ike Ekweremadu to consider leaving the PDP and the north sees Peter Obi as anti-north and one of the Sponsors of IPOB.
According to Afiyo, most northern traditional rulers won’t support Peter Obi and Atiku will lose next year’s election if he fails to drop Peter Obi.
The group adviced Atiku to pick a running mate from South-South with the likes of Nyesom Wike, Seriake Dickson.
According to the national chairman of the group, Afiyo, he claimed to have spoken to all the South East governors and they said they won’t vote for PDP in the Presidential election and with the crack between Loyalists of Ike Ekweremadu and Peter Obi, it will be in Atiku’s best interest to forgo Peter Obi and choose another running mate .