“I have traversed the whole of this Country. I know the whole of this Country. I have built bridges across this Country. I think what the average Northerner need is somebody who is from the North and who also understands the other parts of Nigeria and who has been able to build bridges across the rest of the Country. This is what the Northerner needs.
He doesn’t need a Yoruba candidate or an Igbo candidate. This is what the Northerner needs. So, I believe.
“I stand before you as a pan Nigerian of Northern origin”.
Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, PDP Presidential candidate/ Interactive session,
Arewa Joint Committee.