There has been a passionate denial by the Northern Elders Forum (NEF) of reports of their endorsement of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Alhaji Seidu Baba, a member of the forum address the media in Abuja on Saturday, stating that Atiku Abubakar cannot be their candidate of choice.
He revealed in the statement that Atiku Abubakar has not treated Northerners fairly for him to be deserving of their support.
He went on to state that the NEF has not endorsed the former vice president who they allege is scheming to be endorsed as the sole candidate of the North.
Seidu Baba said in Atiku’s separation, he made attempts to persuade and coax the NEF to adopt him.
He said that there is no way Atiku could be a candidate of choice of the North because they do not know him just as he does not know them.
The NEF statement alleged that Atiku might have heard of his rejection by the group hence his absence at the group’s Assembly and his not sending a representative.