Neither Tinubu nor Atiku can fix Nigeria – Ango Abdullahi
Ango Abdullahi, Convener of Northern Elders Forum (NEF), stated that neither Atiku Abubakar, Presidential Candidate for the Peoples Democratic Party, nor Asiwajubola Tinubu, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), can fix Nigeria.
Abdullahi, who claimed the claim in an interview with Vanguard, stated that there would be chaos if Tinubu or Atiku were elected president because they allegedly have nothing of value to the country.
He also stated that the Labour Party’s Peter Obi and the New Nigeria People’s Party’s (NNPP) presidential candidates, Senator Rabiu Muka Kwankwaso are better choices.
Abdullahi also claimed that Atiku and Tinubu have been in political circles for a while without any commensurate positives.
“No, we still haven’t got the man who we think will fix Nigeria. What we have on (the) ground is not good enough. How can you look at Tinubu and Atiku to say they are the ones who will fix this country?
“They have been on the ground for the last 25, 30 years, and so on. What have they done? What are we looking for? I was the one who encouraged a technocrat to join this consensus. You probably had seen Mohammed Hayatu-Deen in the group of people going around looking for consensus arrangements in PDP. I was one of those who encouraged him. We haven’t got the materials on the ground, unfortunately.
“Peter Obi, unfortunately, I don’t know him that much. He is a young man; he was the former governor of Anambra State and he is a businessman.
“He (Kwankwaso) is a good, young man. He started his politics with us and he is quite smart. No doubt about it. Of course, he had some of these debts that he acquired or he must have picked in other political formations and so on but clearly, he is one of the bright ones around. No doubt about that.
“I believe we have not had a good array of politicians. With due respect to some of them that one saw contesting, I am not being selfish here by referring to certain people like Prof. Osinbajo. He is a quality material but the political system will not tolerate him.”