Ahead of the 2019 election, leaders under the platform of the Northern Elders Forum have converged in Abuja
They would reportedly hold discussions of issues of national importance
At the meeting, the leaders would also decide who to back for the presidency in 2019
Top politicians and leaders from the Northern region are meeting in Abuja, the nations’ capital, at the moment.
According to The Sun, the leaders are reportedly members of the Northern Elders Forum (NEF).
We gathered that during the course of the meeting, they would take positions on important national issues.
They would reportedly focus, specifically, on the key issue of who to support in the 2019 presidential election.
More details coming…
Meanwhile, previously there was a report that Dr Paul Unongo, Chairman of the Northern Elders Forum, said that the north was undivided in its choice between President Muhammadu Buhari and Atiku Abubakar.
The NEF chairman said the north had decided to stick with President Buhari because he was a tried and tested leader unlike Atiku who he described as being desperate to be president.
He stated in part: “What has Atiku got to offer Nigeria? Atiku would be in one party for two hours and he would abandon it and join another one for three hours and when he does not get what he wants, he jumps into another party. And now he is like saying Atiku must be president, Atiku must be president of Nigeria.