APC Arewa Concern Forum fraudulent, Group warns Northerners
By: Femi Mustapha
The Coalition of Arewa APC Support Group has warned Northerners in particular and Nigerians in general not to fall into the trap of non-existing APC Arewa Concern Forum which it describes as mushroom-briefcase group and fraudulent.
The Convener of Arewa APC Support Group Mallam Yusuf Idris Amoke disclosed this while briefing the press in Kaduna.
According to him fact- Check revealed that the group which says it is made up of 200 support groups under its tutelage, recent distance themselves from our Presidential Candidate and his running mate, Asiwaju Ahmad Tinubu and Kashim Shettima, with the most laughable excuse of not being carried along with the National affairs of the party.
Amoke however, said the background check, shows that such a group does not exist and cannot be found in the APC National Headquarters database.
He added that the registration number presented was concocted from a forged letter of registration purportedly issued to them by APC National Headquarters Abuja.
Amoke explained further that efforts to identify the signatories on their letterhead have failed to yield a positive result as none of their contacts in both Kano APC and in Government, or the activism realm was able to identify the signatories.
“We later discovered that it is the usual PDP-orchestrated shenanigan to divert attention from the growing popularity of ASIWAJU and all APC candidates in the North that inspired the jejune press release.” he said
“The North is known for reciprocating kind gestures, hence, in 2023 we shall churn out votes in millions to thank Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu for the support he gave President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015, at the time we needed it the most.
“As responsible citizens who believe in unity and indivisibility of our country, it will be counterproductive if we oppose a power shift to the south, hence, our group stands for a power shift and rotational presidency, hence, we will ensure that agents of one-sided dominance don’t triumph over well-meaning Nigerians who are with us in this journey.
“We as committed, dedicated and loyal APC support groups hereby totally condemn and dissociate ourselves from their assertions. Their opinion cannot represent the general views of the numerous Arewa support groups for APC/Tinubu.
“We are strongly behind the Candidature of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu with a great sense of optimism for victory at the polls this 2023 general election.
“This coalition welcomes anybody that can help us identify the people behind that misleading press release from the kangaroo group.
“We are calling on the security agencies, party stalwarts, and comrades to be vigilant/watch out for more unscrupulous groups like this, that are bent on causing disharmony by trying to overheat the political space using a fake identity, fake information, and fake address election draws nearer.”