The spokesman of the Northern Elders Forum, NEF, Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, has reacted to the recent meetings between presidential candidates and governors of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, abroad.
Baba-Ahmed wondered why Nigerian politicians travel abroad for critical meetings.
Recall that the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar met with Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State in London.
Also, Wike met with the Labour Party, LP, presidential candidate, Peter Obi, in company of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State, among others.
Wike also met with APC presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu in London.
Reacting, Baba-Ahmed, in a series of tweets wrote: “Northerners are not the only ones in Europe and Asia. In the last few days, I saw Tinubu, Atiku, Ortom, Obi, Wike, and many others.
“We, they plan to govern, are the distractions? The deals they struck will be about how to handle us. Carve us out like carcass, and allocate powers and positions and resources to each other. Then they come back and set us to fight each other. It is all about them, and them alone
“Then they come back to Nigeria where we live with traffic and insecurity to ask us to trust them with power.
“What is it with London, Paris and Dubai that make them so attractive to our politicians when they want to discuss deals or untangle difficult matters? Just think how much it costs to go out of Nigeria to discuss Nigerian matters. Do we make too much noise? Are they afraid of us?”