Atiku Abubakar, the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) presidential candidate, on Monday revealed himself as someone who harbors contempt for Southerners, according to Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN).
Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), stated this on Monday emphasising that Southerners will be in serious trouble if Atiku wins.
Atiku said this at a parley organised by Arewa Joint Committee on Monday.
He urged Northerners not to vote for Yoruba and Igbo presidential candidates in the 2023 presidential election.
“I have traversed the whole of the country… This is what the Northerner needs. He (Northerner) doesn’t need a Yoruba candidate, or an Igbo. This is what the Northerner needs. I stand before you as a pan-Nigerian of Northern origin”, the former vice president had said.
Sagay said just like it is happening in the PDP, Southerners will be treated as second class citizens if Atiku becomes president.
He said, “Atiku has finally exposed himself. He has displayed the true content of his mind. He has demonstrated the level of contempt, hatred and disdain he has for Southerners.
“His statement buttresses Wike’s insistence that the Southerners should be better represented in the hierarchy of the PDP because from what you can see now, Atiku has contempt for the South. He doesn’t want them in any position of responsibility or authority.
“So, the whole thing must have been deliberate, it wasn’t an accident when they made sure that only Northerners hold the most important positions in PDP.
“What it portends for the country is that if Atiku wins, the South will be in severe trouble. It will be a severe affliction on the South if he wins because we should be ready to accept subordinate positions and positions of servants in the federation; subservient to our leaders who must come from the North”.