2015 Election: APC Didn’t Win in Northern Nigeria – Ango Abdullahi
By ALEX UANGBAOJE, Kaduna
Professor Ango Abdullahi has told the All Progressive Congress (APC) that they never won the 2015 presidential election in Northern part of the Country.
Prof. Ango made the revelation while declaring open, a 2-day PAN Northern summit in Kaduna, organised by Northern Elders Forum.
He said the situation which led to the victory of the APC in the North was not about the party but the fact that the North needed a return of leadership of the country from the South.
He argued that as a founding member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), there was no way he could have worked for the success of another political party.
According to him I was the resistance group that won the election not the APC, saying “with due respect for those of you who are in APC, the APC did not win election here, take it or leave it, it is the resistance groups that mobilised people to really take the election.”
He charged the APC on how to manage the success that the resistance group gave them, adding “now that you’ve won the election is up to you to manage success, it is one thing to get success and another thing to manage it.
“And this is the stage we are in now, how to manage success, and this is why this summit have been convene for people across the North to come and air their views on what really is the problem. Whether you accept it or not there are problems.”
Ango, explained that the decision to return power was reached after what happened immediately after the death of former President Musa Yar’Adua, and some Nigerians including Northerns conspired to abort the power sharing agreement reached by the PDP.
“When we saw in 2010, haven’t being denied the chance under the rotation agreement for the North to really provide the president after Umaru’s death, automatically we know there is grand political conspiracy against Northern Nigeria, no question about that. Professor Ango Added.