Isaac Fayose, younger brother to former Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has said that the electorate voting for Alhaji Atiku Abubakar as Nigeria’s president would threaten the country’s unity.
POLITICS NIGERIA reports that Atiku, a former vice-president of Nigeria, is the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in respect of the 2023 election.
This newspaper understands that Fayose is publicly rooting for Peter Obi, a former governor of Anambra State who is the presidential flag-bearer of the Labour Party. He said his resolution was influenced by his conviction that Nigeria’s next president must come from the South considering the incumbent, Muhammadu Buhari is a Northerner.
“Voting Atiku is a threat to our national unity.
“Very dangerous game!” Fayose wrote on his known Facebook page on Thursday.
Meanwhile, a political pressure group supporting the PDP in Rivers State, the National Mandate Group (NMG), has said that it will organise a solidarity march in Port Harcourt, the State capital, in support of Atiku and his running mate, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa (Delta State).
NMG national coordinator, Senator Lee Maeba, who disclosed this on Friday while speaking during the launching of pro-Atiku campaign T-shirts in Port Harcourt, however, did not disclose the date for the solidarity march.