The Presidential Candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, gave reasons why the Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, should endorse him.
Tinubu who spoke during the interactive session with the Arewa Joint Committee which was held at the Arewa House, Kaduna State, on Monday, said he identifies himself as a Pan-African, having transversed all parts of the country.
Also while referring to the recent statement of Atiku Abubakar in Kaduna on Saturday which has been interpreted as an attempt to play divisive politics, Tinubu said the former vice-president has already lost the election.
Atiku Abubakar was believed to have played an ethnic card in Kaduna on Saturday, in a statement at the Arewa town hall policy dialogue in Kaduna, Atiku said: “What the average Northerner needs are somebody who is from the North … he doesn’t need a Yoruba Candidate or an Igbo candidate”.
Tinubu while calling on Atiku Abubakar to support him also said that since he supported his presidential ambition in 2007, Atiku Abubakar should also return the favour by supporting him.
“You (apparently referring to Atiku) started from Uyo and now ended up in Kaduna and you are speaking to the North that you are the right candidate for the North; how do we reconcile that? You have lost the election.” Tinubu said.
“It’s payback time. Let Atiku endorse me instead of campaigning in Kaduna. I supported him in 2007,” he added.