BENIN CITY- The Arewa Community in Edo State has dissociated itself from the endorsement of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan for second term in office.
The group however reaffirmed its support for the Comrade  Adams Oshiomhole’s  led All Progressives Congress (APC) government in the state, which it noted is the icon of Buhari for president in Edo State.
The Senior Special Assistant to Edo State Governor on Arewa Community Matters,  Hon. Sahabi Aliyu Umar stated this yesterday while reacting to media  reports   that South-South Arewa had endorsed President Goodluck Jonathan for “second term in office.
“Edo State Arewa never and is not party to the declaration, it is money  they gave them and without money, they cannot come and say that.
“Nobody in Edo State is party to that if there is, it is Arewa PDP and not Arewa Edo State.
“The Arewa in Edo State are 100 percent behind the government of Edo State; the government of Adams Oshiomhole who is also the icon of Buhari Movement, Buhari for president,” Hon. Sahabi maintained.
On whether the endorsement would have effect on the election in Edo, Hon Sahabi remarked that “voting for PDP government as a whole is voting because you are bound to be starved of hunger, electricity, social amenities and healthcare, how can you endorse a government in which you know that you are going to starve?
The Senior Special Assistant on Arewa Matters in Edo State however disclosed that large number of members of Arewa Community have collected their permanent Voter Cards, preparatory to vote for Buhari in the March 28, 2015 general elections.