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Trouble Brews as Northern Leaders Disagree Over Buhari’s Endorsement
Controversy Over Buhari's Endorsement
There seems to be trouble as regards President Muhammadu Buhari second term as Northern Elders Forum disagree on the endorsement of the president.
According to reports from Leadership, the trouble started after a faction of the forum led by its deputy convener for northwest, Sani Zangon Daura (Danmasanin Daura); deputy convener for northeast, Major General Paul Tarfa; and director of Logistics, Captain Bashir Sodangi endorsed the president for 2019.
This was not in agreement with forum’s convener, Prof Ango Abdullahi, earlier saying the northern elders were still assessing the presidential candidates and have not decided on who to support.
Further reports from Leadership, reveals that Abdullahi, peeved by the other factions open support for the president, on Wednesday said that Daura, Tarfa and Sodangi cannot speak for the forum, as there was never a time the forum endorsed Buhari.
Daura, Tarfa and Sodangi in a co-signed statement, also dismissed a statement earlier issued by Abdullahi suggesting that the forum was searching for Buhari’s replacement in the north.