The Northern Stakeholders Forum, NSF, has claimed to have dumped Buhari for Atiku because the former disappointed them.
The Director, Action and Mobilisation of the group, Aminu Adam gave this statement at a town hall meeting in Kano.
He said, they supported Buhari in 2015 and were among the youths, who spear-headed a protest in United States of America, when they suspected rigging by PDP in 2015 elections.
He said, “In 2015, we fully supported Buhari because we believed he was the only person to move northern Nigeria forward. This is because we see that north is lagging behind in terms of development.
NSF also claimed that when Buhari came to power, they realised that he had failed to fulfill his campaign promises, especially in the area of fighting corruption, economy and security.
“Ironically, when Buhari came to power, we realised that he even prefers south to the north that gave him unprecedented votes.
“Buhari has failed to fulfil his campaign promises, especially in the areas of economy, corruption and security.
“Look at how killings are becoming the order of the day. People of Zamfara have turned to refugees as a result of incessant killings. Likewise Katsina, Kaduna, Taraba, Benue states and other places.
“That is why we have now decided to try Atiku Abubakar because we believe in his integrity and compassion for the masses. We also believe in his ability to perform better than Buhari.”