The Coordinator of All Atiku Support Group, Hon. Oladimeji Fabiyi has trashed the recent move by some presidential aspirants in the Peoples Democratic Party to take a shortcut route in actualising their ambition in the name of consensus candidates.
Fabiyi, in. a press release on Saturday, said, “politicians who called themselves democrats should learn to play by the rules.”
He said that the desperation of the former Senate President and his colleagues stinks to High heavens.
According to him, “I am not a fan of a consensus because it partly negates the principle of free and fair participation in Democracy. I have never seen where two candidates emerge as a consensus candidate.
“My worry, however, is the name of former military President, General Ibrahim Babangida, that was drawn into the shenanigans.
“Nigeria is at a crossroad; we do not need characters who only think about themselves, behaving as if Nigeria is butter and bread that can be served at their dining tables.
“Nigeria needs a unifier who can frontally address the country’s challenges.
“We were living witnesses to the consensus arrangement in 2011, where Saraki participated. The question is: was it this way? I have always known it’s self-serving for the former Senate President,” Fabiyi noted.
He said further that “Nigerians will decide who leads them in 2023 moving forward, and the electorate can see clearly those who want Nigeria for personal gains.”
He called on Nigerians to reject any attempt to get the 2023 presidency through the back door.
“Instead of Saraki and his co-travellers to sell their candidature to party delegates, they are busy looking for a shortcut to Nigeria Presidency,” Fabiyi maintained.