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Tanko Yakassai: North won’t vote for one presidential candidate

Elder statesman and founding member of the Arewa consultative Forum (ACF), Alhaji Tanko Yakassai, has said tha the north will vote for candidates in 2019 based on their capacity to perform.

Tanko Yakassai: Nigeria’s democracy in danger

Elder statesman and former Liaison Officer to former President Shehu Shagari, Alhaji Tanko Yakassai, has expressed fears that the manner of interventions in political matters by security operatives is endangering democracy in Nigeria.

General Abdulsalami: Peace more important than politics

Former Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar (retd), has advised the federal government to spare no effort in ensuring peace in the country, noting that politics cannot take place in an atmosphere of chaos and unrest.

General Gowon warns against impeachment of President Buhari

Former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon (retd), Thursday cautioned against the removal of elected officials particularly the President, saying doing so would not augur well for the nation’s fledging democracy.

2019: Ex-Minister Yakubu Lame distances self from Anti-Buhari group

Former Minister of Police Affairs, Dr Yakubu Ibrahim Lame, has denied a report that he is among prominent northern leaders and intellectuals shopping for a replacement for President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 General Elections.

APC faults Tanko Yakassai’s position on 2015 elections

The All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday faulted a position by elder statesman, Alhaji Tanko Yakassai, on the conduct of 2015 general election.

Segun Oni: APC will win Ekiti governorship poll

A former governor of Ekiti, Mr Segun Oni, has said that All Progressives Congress (APC) has “tremendous’’ goodwill in Ekiti to win the July 14 governorship election in the state.

Segun Oni: How APC will unseat PDP in Ekiti

A former governor of Ekiti, Segun Oni, has said that All Progressives Congress (APC) has “tremendous’’ goodwill in Ekiti to win the July 14 governorship election in the state.

Tanko Yakassai: Northern elders’ll assess all presidential candidates in 2019

Northern leaders on Wednesday said they would assess candidates of all political parties before supporting any contestant for the 2019 presidential election.

Sule Lamido: I shall be elected President in 2019

A former governor of Jigawa State and Peoples Democratic Party presidential aspirant, Sule Lamido, on Saturday kicked off his electioneering campaign by declaring at a rally that he was confident of becoming Nigeria’s president after the 2019 general elections.

2019: Northern elders seek consensus presidential candidate

Taking measures to produce a consensus presidential candidate for the 2019 elections, some elders of the north have also constituted some committees to find solutions to the challenges facing the region.

Killings: Tanko Yakassai, Ahmed Sani back intervention by senior citizens

An elder statesman, Alhaji Tanko Yakassai, and General Secretary of the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), Anthony Sani, have said it will not be a bad idea if senior citizens intervene to bring an end to violence and the spate of killings in the country.

2019: It’s time for Middle Belt to produce president – Forum

The Middle Belt Youth Forum has declared that the time had come for the Middle Belt to produce the president of Nigeria, saying the geopolitical zone had contributed enough to the unity of the country and its development.

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