A group, Northern Unity and Development Movement (NUDM) has described the refusal of the presidential candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), Sen Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso to step down for his counterpart in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar as anti-North.
This is coming just as the group accused the former Kano State governor of working underground to actualize the presidential bid of the candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
It said: “We know what is afoot, we have our intelligence which suggests that Kwankwaso is working for Tinubu and that he would eventually step down for him in the build up to the election.”
According to the group, the former Kano State governor has been securing sponsorship for his campaign from Rivers State governor, Chief Nyesom Wike who himself is said to dump his candidate, Atiku Abubakar for Tinubu.
“It’s a well known facts that Gov. Wike is the very person funding Sen. Kwankwaso to undermine the northern region and its people”
“In several instances, Gov. Wike boosted on National television that he will be giving financial assistance and logistics to Sen. Kwankwaso. This didn’t just start now, this unholy alliance started during the PDP presidential primary where Sen. Kwankwaso directed all Kano delegates to vote Gov. Wike which they did,” the group said.
The group said nobody in the region take Sen. Kwankwaso aspiration serious anymore because of his past political antecedent.
“As you can see thousands keep defecting from his party (NNPP) in droves, the party has collapsed, many more will dump him before elections,” Usman said.