2023: Atiku’s Comment Disappointing, Capable of Dividing Nigeria – Moghalu

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2023: Atiku’s Comment Disappointing, Capable of Dividing Nigeria – Moghalu
Kingsley Moghalu

Prof. Kingsley Moghalu, former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has expressed disappointment over the statement made by the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar stated that Northerners don’t need Igbo or Yoruba as president.

Atiku had on Saturday during an interactive sanction With Arewa Joint Committee held in Kaduna State, claimed that Northerners do not need to vote for Igbo or Yoruba candidates in the forthcoming election.

The statement has generated so many reactions from concerned Nigerians across the country.

Reacting on his verified Twitter handle, Moghalu said the comment was a;

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“Direct appeal to divisive ethnic sentiment and a denigration of the largest ethnic groups in Southern Nigeria.

“I was very disappointed to view the video clip of H.E. Atiku Abubakar @atiku, a former Vice-President of Nigeria, telling an audience in Kaduna that what the North needs is a northerner to be President, and not a Yoruba or Igbo candidate.

“All candidates in the 2023 presidential election must avoid ethnic or other divisive sentimental appeals.”

He called on Atiku to withdraw the statement and tender apology to Nigerians who picked offence in his utterances.

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