By Suzan Edeh
Bauchi—The Northern Elders Forum, NEF, has said that any Nigerian who voted for the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the 2015 general elections would be regarded as an enemy of the north.
The forum also said that northerners had lost confidence in some of their governors who entered into secret pact with President Goodluck Jonathan to contest that election in 2011 without necessarily telling their constituencies about the unbecoming act.
Secretary of the NEF, Professor Ango Abdullahi made this known during an interview in his office in Bauchi yesterday.
According to him, “the northern governors should be bold to tell President Jonathan that he has no right to contest election based on their earlier agreement for power rotation between the North and South in the country under the auspices of the PDP.
“It was only recently that the Governor of Niger State, Dr Muazu Babangida Aliyu, who is currently the chairman of the Northern Nigerian Governors Forum, NNGF, came out with the revelation that they had a secret deal with Jonathan to contest the 2011 election.
“Common sense should have dictated to the PDP that there would be four years to pay the North back from 2011 but as you have already seen, the governors sold the slot. They sold us out,” he lamented.
Abdullahi wondered why Aliyu is still supporting the candidature of President Jonathan for 2015, describing his action as condemnable.