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PDM: Northern group comes to Atiku’s aid

Alhaji Abubakar Atiku...absolved from all troubles in PDM
Alhaji Abubakar Atiku…absolved from all troubles in PDM

*blasts sacked chairman 

Northern Emancipation Network has reacted to Bashir Ibrahim’s outburst against the former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, describing it as the ranting of an ant.

Following his sack as chairman of the People’s Democratic Movement (PDM), Bashir blamed the former Vice President and vowed a prolonged nasty fight.

Not impressed, the Northern Emancipation Network swiftly tackled Bashir telling him to leave Atiku out of his self-wrought political predicaments.

The reaction, contained in a statement signed by NEN’s Coordinator, Abdul-Azeez Suleiman said Bashir blamed his incompetence and failure to carry the people along rather than seek a scapegoat in Atiku Abubakar.

“It has lately become the norm for upstart northern politicians to attempt to vent their pent-up frustrations on respected northern leaders, particularly the former Vice President which is unacceptable.

“It is surprising that Bashir should lump his frustration with the PDM on Atiku who is not even its member at the moment. Everybody, including Bashir, know that Atiku is not only a member of the All Progressives Congress but one of its respected leaders too.

“For Bashir to therefore blame Atiku for his predicaments in the PDM, only amounts to seeking cheap publicity, ” Suleiman said.

He said it is equally indisputable that Bashir has failed to provide the required leadership for the PDM which must have informed his sack by the relevant organ of the movement.

“And rather than search inward to address his personal failure to stir the movement, or more appropriately, challenge the organ that sacked him, he opted to aim at a high profile target in order to gain cheap publicity.

“If truth is to be told, Bashir has had this coming in view of the high handedness with which he treated his fellow members of the PDM and even office aides.

“There has been growing disaffection with the way the PDM was run since Bashir assumed its leadership. It’s time failed politicians to learn to stop shifting their personal inadequacies and start embracing the consequences of their shortcomings, ” Suleiman said.


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