The details of the interaction between the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP), Atiku Abubakar, and some Northern groups have emerged.
The Interactive Session With Arewa Joint Committee was held on Saturday at the Arewa House in Kaduna State. Naija News earlier reported that the former Vice President was scheduled to have a dialogue with the Arewa Consultative Forum, Arewa House, Sir Ahmadu Bello Memorial Foundation, Northern Elders Forum, and Arewa Research and Development Project, among others. Speaking at the event, Atiku said Northerners need to vote for him rather than a Yoruba or Igbo candidate because he’s a Pan-Nigerian with a northern extraction that has built bridges across the country. He said: “What the average Northerner needs is somebody who’s from the north and also understands that part of the country and has been able to build bridges across the country. “This is what the Northerner needs, it doesn’t need a Yoruba or Igbo candidate, I stand before you as a Pan-Nigerian of northern origin.”
He said: “I have traversed the whole of this country, I know the whole of the country, I have built bridges across the country” The PDP presidential candidate also answered questions about ecology, the economy, women participation in politics, and others.
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