Shehu Sani, lawmaker representing Kaduna Central at the Senate has revealed why two socio-cultural groups in the southern region are giving conflicting endorsements to presidential candidates.
Afenifere represents the Yoruba race of the South-West region, Ohanaeze
stands in for the Igbo of the South-East geo-political zone.
two groups are factionalised with each arm from the camps endorsing
either Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples
Democratic Party (PDP) or Muhammadu Buhari, the flag-bearer of the All
Progressive Congress (APC) who seeks a second term in office.
Kaduna lawmaker, the developments could be traced to the conflicting
promises made to the two regions by the current administration. He said
this is responsible for the contradictory endorsement.
He had earlier advised the zones to demand a written agreement so as to consolidate on the promise being made.
the ruling party is giving conflicting promises of power to the south
East and the south west in 2023;the socio cultural groups from the two
zones too are also giving conflicting endorsements to the ruling party
and the opposition presidential candidates,” Sani said in a tweet on
Wednesday, adding that: “Wayo meets wayo.”
Top officials of
Buhari’s government, in a bid to persuade their people to re-elect their
principal, promised that the president will hand over power to them
should they re-elect him for a second term in office.