A coalition of civil society organisations on Wednesday called on the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, to step down for the candidate of the Nigeria Peoples Party, Musa Kwankwaso, to avoid unnecessary splitting of votes in the North.
The coalition, however, acknowledged that Atiku had done his best for the nation as a former Vice President.
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Addressing journalists in Abuja at the NNPP secretariat, the leader of the coalition, Bishop Godwin Abah, said the destiny of Nigeria was at stake and as such, requires the political sagacity and tenacity of purpose of Kwankwaso Presidency to redirect the country.
Abah said the organisations had meticulously assessed leading political parties and their presidential candidates, including their antecedents and democratic credentials, adding that it came to the conclusion that Kwankwaso stood out among other contenders for president.
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