A member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Shina Abiola Peller has described former Vice President, Alhaji Abubakar Atiku as an enemy of Nigeria.
Peller, who represents Iseyin/Itesiwaju/Kajola/Iwajowa federal constituency, in Oyo State, made this disclosure on Monday.
Atiku is one of the leading figures from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) jostling to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari. He had last week purchased his expression of interest form to contest the 2023 Presidency on the platform of PDP.
Peller, who was elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has, however, described Atiku as an enemy of Nigeria. He said that Atiku is a typical Nigerian politician who is ready to twist the fact.
He alleged that the former Vice President is ready to manipulate and mislead the people in order to satisfy his presidential ambition. The lawmaker in a statement made available to DAILY POST on Monday, through his Press Secretary, Kola Popoola said that Atiku was making a deliberate attempt to mislead the people for selfish political reasons.
He said, “Going by his recent utterances, Alhaji Atiku has just proven to us again that he is one of the typical Nigerian politicians who is ever ready to manipulate the people, twist the fact and mislead people to satisfy their political interest, even if it means at the detriment of unity, peace and progress of our dear country.
“For me, I strongly believe that only an enemy of Nigeria will want to keep power in the North as far as 2023 is concerned.
“The South is bleeding: Yorubas are agitating for Oduduwa Nation; the Igbos are agitating for Biafra, a clear indication that these groups feel marginalized, while the Northerners have retained the position of the President for eight years (2 uninterrupted terms of 4 years). In the interest of peace, it is only fair that the South should produce the next Nigerian President”.