The leader of One Love Family, Satguru Maharaj Ji has warned the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar to drop his 2023 ambition.
Satguru Maharaj Ji claimed steps and actions taken so far by the former Vice President show that Atiku is desperate but he’s not the leader Nigeria needs at the moment.
Addressing a press conference on Thursday, he argued that Atiku has by his actions so far shown that he is not a nationalist but is only aspiring to become the President of Nigeria for selfish personal reasons and to promote an ethnic agenda.
Maharaj Ji said it is obvious majority of Nigerians have agreed to the consensus that power should leave the north and go to the south, hence Atiku’s candidacy is against what Nigerians want.
The spiritual leader also referenced Atiku’s famous words during an interaction with the Arewa Joint Committee that the north doesn’t need a Yoruba or Igbo President to buttress his call for the PDP candidate to step down.
In his words, “I feel fully qualified to please, in the name of all our Ancestors in Africa, to call on the West African Elders Forum who are in Nigeria now on a Pre-Election Assessment Mission to kindly join the voices of sincere, honest and patriotic Nigerians call where some of the Northern Elders Forum has kept numb for Atiku Abubakar, Presidential candidate of the PDP to drop his ambition to contest the elections for many reasons.
“One of which is his inordinate ambition to truncate the ongoing political process and arrangement of 8 (eight) years rule being shared by the North and South over the years is an experience which has not only worked so well among the Nigerian political development but has also helped to hold the diverse peoples of Nigeria together and deepened the love of all for a united Nigeria.
“Another demonic act which is viewed by the majority of Nigerians and Africans as a treasonable and egregious act of impunity, hatred and utter disregard for the achievements made so far in the struggle to free Nigerians from the shackles of tribal wars, economic bondage is the bombshell made by Atiku that and I quote ‘Northerners should not vote for the Yoruba and Igbo Presidential candidates,’ and hear him further…. ‘I have traversed the whole of the country… This is what the Northerner needs.’
”He (Northerner) doesn’t need a Yoruba candidate or an Igbo. This is what the Northerner needs. I stand before you as a pan Nigerian of Northern origin.”
Don’t Underestimate Atiku
Maraha Ji continued by saying Atiku has nothing good to offer Nigerians and may only destroy the little progress the country has recorded if he emerges as the next President.