Neither Ahmed Bola Tinubu, presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, nor Atiku Abubakar of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, can provide reliable solutions to the developmental challenges besetting Nigeria, the convener of the Northern Elders Forum, NEF, Professor Ango Abdullahi, has said.
Prof. Ango Abdullahi said Tinubu and Atiku have been within the political circle for about 30 years, but that he is not satisfied with they have achieved in the offices that they held, and what they have to offer in 2023.
The elder statesman regretted that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, who lost in the primary election of the APC, could have been a better presidential material.
According to Abdullahi: “We still haven’t got the man who we think will fix Nigeria. What we have on the ground is not good enough. How can you look at Tinubu and Atiku to say they are the ones who will fix this country?
“They have been on the ground for the last 25, 30 years and so on. What have they done? What are we looking for?”
“I believe we have not had a good array of politicians. With due respect to some of them that one saw contesting, I am not being selfish here by referring to certain people like Prof. Osinbajo. He is a quality material but the political system will not tolerate him,” he told Vanguard.