A NORTHERN group, Arewa Peoples’ Forum, APF, has blamed Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State of alleged plot to facilitate the emergence of former President Goodluck Jonathan as the presidential candidate for the 2023 elections.
“According to the group, Bagudu has been pulling strings behind the scene to complete the defection of the ex-president to the party. It claims that giving the ticket to the former president will be harmful to the party’s unity and chances of victory at the polls.
The group in a statement signed in Kaduna by the leader, Ishaku Ahmed, urged the north and other members of the party to confront the governor and save the party from an embarrassing implosion.
The statement read: “It is high time the north and other members of the party interested in the continued existence of the APC as a united political entity rose to challenge Governor Atiku Bagudu over his plot to hand over the party’s ticket to former President Goodluck Jonathan.