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2023: Candidates must convince us of their capacity, says NEF

The Northern Elders Forum has said it will subject presidential candidates of various political parties seeking the votes of the north to a rigorous process until they are convinced about who has the capacity to fix the country.

The Forum’s spokesperson, Dr Hakeem Baba-Ahmed made this known while speaking on Politics Today. He said the north is still reeling from voting for Buhari in 2015 without him presenting a blueprint.

“Buhari got away with it in 2015…”he lamented, but this time “we will subject all candidates including Atiku, Tinubu, Obi through a rigorous process and they had better be willing because, believe me, we carry the responsibility on our shoulders to advise people in the north where to go. I am not saying this to impress anybody. We will exercise that responsibility seriously”, he added.

Nigerians are due to elect their next president in February 2023.