2023 Presidency: Northern Elders In Dilemma Over Choice Of Candidate
There are indications that as the 2023 general election inches closer, elders from the northern part of the country are in a fix over their choice among the presidential candidates.
The presidential poll billed to take place on February 25, 2023 has Bola Ahmed Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Peter Obi of Labour Party (LP), and Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso of New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) as the four leading candidates for the electoral contest.
LEADERSHIP Friday gathered that a clash of interest among members of the Northern Elders Forum (NEF) is the reason why the elders are yet to announce their choice among the presidential hopefuls.
The group had supported President Muhammadu Buhari to win the 2015 election but later worked against his reelection in 2019.
NEF had in September last year said it would subject candidates of various political parties seeking northern votes to a rigorous interrogation exercise until they are convinced about who has the capacity to fix the country.