The Middle Belt Forum has denied it endorsed Atiku Abubakar, Presidential candidate of the PDP as President.
Gowon Egbunu, Spokesman if the Middle Belt Forum said there was no time the region endorsed the former Vice President and alleged that the man who represented the Middle Belt forum is from Borno State, North East Nigeria.
He said Dr. Bitrus Pogu who stood for the Middle Beltans is the leader of the Chibok Community in Abuja.
“I watched and listened with regret, one Dr. Bitrus Pogu, the Chairman of Chibok community in Abuja, on Channels Television a while ago, claiming to be speaking for the Middle Belt Forum”, Egbunu said.
“There was no time when we came together as a people to endorse Atiku Abubakar as our candidate in the 4th coming elections. Atiku Abubakar is not our candidate and will never be.
“Beloved Middle Beltans, take that as fake news and go about your normal business. If there’s a need to endorse any candidate, you will be communicated accordingly”, Egbunu, who is director of media and publications for the forum said.
“This is to clear the air and put the records straight, that, Middle Belt people are honest and highly principled people, who will not sell their conscience for a loaf of bread.”
Different groups from Nigeria’s major regions had endorsed Atiku Abubakar as President on Sunday.
The Spokesman of the APC Presidential Campaign Council, Festus Keyamo had tagged the endorsement as ‘fraudulent’.