The Chairman of the Northern Elders Forum, Prof Ango Abdullahi, has revealed details of his discussion with former President Olusegun Obasanjo.
Naija News reports that Obasanjo and Abdullahi had met in Zaria, Kaduna State. Speaking on the meeting, Abdullahi said he discussed Nigeria’s political situation with the former military Head of State. Abdullahi, a former Vice-Chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), stated that Nigeria should go for one of the 15 other candidates aspiring to be president instead of Atiku Abubakar or Bola Tinubu. He said: “The first thing the former president said was ‘Are we heading towards a new leadership that will takes 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?’ “However, but we seem to share the same view regarding the two major presidential flag bearers contesting for the apex seat of the nation. We all feel that both Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Atiku Abubakar do not have what it takes to fix the challenges bedevilling the nation. “That has been my personal stance, and I still maintain it. “Although this is my personal opinion, however, it was borne out of the fact that I know both them too well, and going by their antecedents and track record of services, I don’t think they have what it takes to fix the challenges in country.”
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