2015 Election: Don’t Be Fooled By Divisions between Obasanjo and Jonathan, Atiku Group Warns Northern Leaders
A group known as Arewa Awareness and Solidarity Movement, with alleged links to former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has warned political leaders in the North to beware and not allow themselves to be fooled by the reports that former President Olusegun Obasanjo and incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan have fallen apart because of Obasanjo’s insistence that power returns to the North in 2015.
The group in a statement by its spokesman, Alhaji Garba Bafashi, said the latest media report of the purported division between Obasanjo and Jonathan over the transfer of power in 2015 was a smokescreen by the former President to confuse, disorganize and throw the North off the scene politically, with a view to weakening it even further.
The spokesman explained that treachery is in Obasanjo’s nature and therefore, warned the North against falling prey to his latest tricks.
He recalled that Obasanjo aided and abetted the disruption of the zoning arrangement in 2010 shortly after the death of President Umaru Yar’Adua.
He also noted that in 2007, Obasanjo imposed power shift to the North on his own terms with a hidden agenda, which manifested itself even before the late President Yar’Adua was laid to rest.
Having humiliated the North in 2007 and 2010, he said, the region no longer had any basis to trust the former President.
According to him, the purported split between Jonathan and Obasanjo was a make-believe script his former aides are acting out to mislead the North once again.
He warned Northern leaders against leaving the political future of the region in the treacherous hands of Obasanjo, who he alleged, is once again looking for the opportunity to punish the zone because of the grudges the former President had against its leaders.
Alhaji Garba Bafashi advised the North to be wiser rather than taking the risk of repeating the same mistakes of trusting a man to whom honour means nothing.
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