2019: PANDEF, Afenifere, Middle Belt Forum, Others Endorse Atiku

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Atiku Abubakar petition INEC
PDP Presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubakar

Samuel Akpan

Five socio-cultural cum political organizations including the Northern Elders Forum (NEF), Pan-Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF), Middle Belt Forum (MBF), Ohaneze Ndigbo and a faction of Afenifere on Sunday, February 3, adopted the presidential candidate of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, as its consensus candidate for the February 16 presidential election.

Spokesperson of Afenifere, Mr. Yinka Odumakin who read a statement on behalf of the groups at the end of the summit themed “the Search for Credible, Free and Fair Elections” at Sheraton Hotel, in Abuja, stated that they adopted Abubakar as their sole presidential candidate because “he has showed that he understands the needs of the country at this critical period and possesses the capacity to proffer clear solutions in that respect.”

The groups, while noting that Abubakar has committed himself to restructuring the country if given the mandate, stressed that they came to this decision after meeting with different presidential candidates.

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