2019 presidency: Why northern elders, others are supporting Atiku – Prof. Ango Abdullahi

Prof. Ango Abdullahi

A former Vice Chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Professor Ango Abdullahi, has said he was part of the Northern Elders and other similar bodies that endorsed the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.

Prof Ango Abdullahi, who restated his stand in Kaduna on Wednesday while speaking with journalists, said President Muhammadu Buhari failed to deliver after the same bodies supported and fought for his election in 2015.

He said, “Because he didn’t do what he was supposed to do, myself with northern elders decided to come together with other five bodies across the six geopolitical zones to endorse Atiku after accessing the two of them. So, I am saying that we’re supporting Atiku,” he explained.

Abdullahi further expressed displeasure with the state Independent Electoral Commission, saying it only exists to serve the overall interest of the pay masters only and cannot be regarded as independent electoral umpire in the state.

According to him, until the law that established it is expunged from the electoral law or constitution, there would be no proper democracy at the third tier of the government.