Tinubu and Atiku can’t fix Nigeria – Obasanjo, Northern Elders Forum Chairman agree


…urge Nigerians to go for another option

The Chairman, Northern Elders Forum, Prof Ango Abdullahi has revealed that the country’s political situation was the major issue that dominated his talks with former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo during the latter’s visit to Zaria, Kaduna State.

While speaking during an interview, the former Vice Chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) stated that, “The first thing the former president said was ‘are we heading towards a new leadership that will take us out of the huge challenges bedevilling the country?’ Because there were divergent views on whether the nation is on the right track or not.”

Prof. Abdullahi pointed out that he and Obasanjo seemed to agree on the same view regarding the two major presidential flagbearers contesting for the apex seat of the nation, insisting that they all felt that both Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Atiku Abubakar do not have what it takes to fix the challenges bedevilling the nation.

The Chairman of Northern Elders’ Forum stated that it had been his personal stance, and he still stands by it.

He stressed that it was borne out of the fact that he knew both of them too well, and going by their antecedents and track record of services, he doesn’t think they have what it takes to fix the challenges in the country.

Abdullahi observed that Nigerians may decide to go for an option elsewhere since there are 15 other candidates aspiring for the exalted seat.

Speaking on the stance of the Northern Elders’ Forum, the NEF chairman opined that the Northern region was more concerned on quality leadership irrespective of where it comes from.

Abdullahi, however, hoped that such quality leader would emerge from the North.

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