2015: ‘ACF Didn’t Ask Northerners To Vote For Only Northern Candidates’

Aliko MohammedThe Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) yesterday denied a media report which said it had asked northern voters not to vote for President Goodluck Jonathan in 2015.

The ACF Chairman, Alhaji Aliko Mohammed, was quoted by a national daily during the Forum’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Kaduna asking northerners to vote out Mr. Jonathan in the 2015 general elections.

But denying the report as a misrepresentation of what their Chairman said, ACF National Publicity Secretary Anthony Sani said: “Quoting our Chairman as saying that all northern voters will not vote for President Jonathan is complete misrepresentation of what the Chairman meant.”

He added that “It would be uncharitable for anybody to interpret the remarks by the chairman to mean all northern voters must vote only northern candidates, and all southern voters must vote only southern candidates in 2015.

“This is because the Chairman is in the know of the trite that such approach to politics can divide the country along regional lines that contradicts what he stands for and promote a united, strong Nigeria that is socially diverse, economically empowered and politically active,” he said.


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