Baba made the clarification on Saturday at a news conference in Abuja.
He dismissed the claims that the NEF’s 10th Anniversary was to adopt Atiku as the consensus candidate for the North, “Atiku has no credentials to be a sole Northern Presidential candidate”.
“There is no way Atiku can be a Northern candidate because he does not know them and we do not know him.”
“It is believed Atiku got wind of his rejection the reason he failed to show up at the NEF Assembly and could not send any representative.
“Atiku has not been seen as somebody who is closed to the North, because he has not been fair to us.
“He is somebody that have his base outside the North.”