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2023 Presidency: Northern Elders send Important Message to Southern Leaders

The Northern Elders Forum has warned Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) against issuing any threat over the presidency. The forum said this while reacting to PANDEF’s statement that the north should wait till 2031 before producing another president. Daily Trust reports that Dr Hakeem Baba Ahmed, NEF’s director of publicity and advocacy, warned that perhaps PANDEF and other groups have not been listening to the north when it stated that it shall not be threatened or intimidated by any group or region.

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2023 Presidency: Northern Elders send Important Message to Southern Leaders

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Shehu Sani Reacts To The Claims That The Spokesman Of The Northern Elders Forum Is From Mauritania

Shehu Sani has expressed his displeasure in the recent claims that the Spokesman of the Northern Elders Forum, Hakeem Baba Ahmed is from Mauritania after his recent view concerning the zoning of the Presidency, VAT, security and poverty situation in the Country. Angered by his comments, some people were of the opinion that Hakeem is not a Nigerian as he was said to have gathered his sibblings and Uncles to celebrate a family get-together in Mauritania in the month of April, 2021, as such it is believed that he is hitting up the political arena so that he will later abscond to his original Country.

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Shehu Sani Reacts To The Claims That The Spokesman Of The Northern Elders Forum Is From Mauritania

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Why Does The North Boast About Their Population When It Comes To Election & Not Revenue Generation?

The issue of zoning presidency started with the 2023 election by the corner and the Northern Elders Forum has already stated that they have the numerical advantage to decide who rules the country. They also vowed that the north will continue leading Nigeria, arguing that the region has the majority to produce a leader through the ballot.

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Why Does The North Boast About Their Population When It Comes To Election & Not Revenue Generation?

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Opinion: What The North Wants in 2023

It is quite strange that we live in a democratic society and only a few of us truly understands what the term “democracy” actually means. Democracy goes way beyond Abraham Lincoln's simplified version of “Government of the People, by the people, and for the people”.

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Opinion: What The North Wants in 2023

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Has The PDP Paved Way For The APC To Zone Its 2023 Presidential Ticket To The North?

The recent decision of the Governors, elected under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to vote in favour of a Northern Chairman, has continued to generate mixed reactions from the public. It should be recalled that where the party’s chairmanship position is zoned, goes a long way to determine the region that would be given the party’s 2023 presidential ticket.

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Has The PDP Paved Way For The APC To Zone Its 2023 Presidential Ticket To The North?

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Opinion: Power Shift Debate And Tinubu's Alleged 2023 Presidential Ambition

The Northern Elders Forum (NEF) on Tuesday reportedly commended the governors of their region for rejecting rotation of the 2023 presidency to the South as being demanded by the Southern Governors Forum. However, a report from Punch News made it known that the spokesman of the NEF, Dr. Hakeem Baba Ahmed while speaking at a press conference in Kaduna unveiled that the demand of the Southern governors on 2023 presidency is unacceptable, he further said that the Southern governors constitutes a threat to the Nations democracy with their demand.

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Opinion: Power Shift Debate And Tinubu's Alleged 2023 Presidential Ambition

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2023: Why Can't The North Allow The South To Rule Despite 1994/5 National Conference Agreement?

Nigeria is just a few years away from her general elections and the clamor for the presidency to be moved to the South is getting tensed. Unknowing to Hakeem Baba Ahmed, the fretful spokesman of the Northern Elders Forum, NEF, that he tossed petrol into the flame already kindled by the southern governors Enugu proclamation that the presidency must retreat to the south in 2023 founded on the gentleman’s agreement reached between northern and southern politicians during 1994/5 national conference.

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2023: Why Can't The North Allow The South To Rule Despite 1994/5 National Conference Agreement?

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Did NEF Forget That They Would Need The Support Of The South To Produce A President Come 2023?

Ahead of the upcoming 2023 presidential election and the anticipation of the Southern governors to produce the next president of the country from the region, the Northern Elders Forum (NEF) had in a report that surfaced online some days ago noted that they wouldn't be compelled to hand over the presidency to the South, because they have the numerical strength to decide who becomes the president come 2023.

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Did NEF Forget That They Would Need The Support Of The South To Produce A President Come 2023?

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[OPINION]: How The South Can Use Their 'Financial Strength' To Win The North's Support In 2023

As the present administration of President Muhammadu Buhari gradually nears its end, the race to the 2023 presidential elections has continued to gather steam in various sections and regions of Nigeria. In the southern region, there have been persistent demands for a southerner to emerge as the next President of Nigeria.

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[OPINION]: How The South Can Use Their 'Financial Strength' To Win The North's Support In 2023

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OPINION: We Should Learn from the Northern Elders Forum's Regret Over Voting Out Goodluck Jonathan

One of the prominent socio-cultural groups in northern Nigeria, the Northern Elders Forum (NEF), is in the news again. This time the group is lamenting about the role it played in ensuring that former President Goodluck Jonathan got booted out of office in 2015. Speaking through its Director of Publicity and Advocacy, Dr. Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, the group said that it regretted mobilizing northern voters to vote against then-President Goodluck Jonathan in favor of the then main opposition candidate, Muhammadu Buhari.

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OPINION: We Should Learn from the Northern Elders Forum's Regret Over Voting Out Goodluck Jonathan

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[Opinion] Why Are We One Nigeria If a Southerner Cannot Win 2023 Presidency As Alleged By Dokpesi?

There is no doubt that winning an election requires polling the highest number of valid votes cast. With this, politicians often come up with blueprints of what they have in stock for the people, with the sole objective of marketing themselves to the electorates. In Nigeria, however, the story appears to have become different as the country prepares for the 2023 presidential election.

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[Opinion] Why Are We One Nigeria If a Southerner Cannot Win 2023 Presidency As Alleged By Dokpesi?

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Election 2023: Why Is The Quest For Power To Rule Nigeria Splitting The North & South?

According to Ayodele Fayose, the North is scared of handing over power to the South because they know that the game will be over for them. Peter Ayodele Fayose, former governor of Ekiti State, who is a Nigerian politician had brought to light what the petulant spokesman of the Northern Elders Forum (NEF), Hakeem Baba Ahmed had said.

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Election 2023: Why Is The Quest For Power To Rule Nigeria Splitting The North & South?

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A Critical Review Of The Holding Of Presidential Power In Nigeria Since Independence

The spokesman of the Northern Elders Forum (NEF), Dr Hakeem Baba Ahmed, recently made the opinion of the sociocultural organization, which embodies the elders from the old Northern Region of Nigeria, now consisting of 19 States in Nigeria, public. The opinion suggested that the rotation of Nigeria's Presidency to the South, as demanded by Governors of the Southern States, is unconstitutional.

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A Critical Review Of The Holding Of Presidential Power In Nigeria Since Independence

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Reactions After Northern Elders Regret Supporting Buhari Instead Of Jonathan

The Northern Elders Forum (NEF) has said it regrets voting for then candidate Muhammadu Buhari instead of Goodluck Jonathan in the 2015 presidential election. The forum wants the next president of Nigeria to be one who would act in the "opposite direction" of the incumbent Nigerian leader, Hakeem Baba-Ahmed said.

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Reactions After Northern Elders Regret Supporting Buhari Instead Of Jonathan

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Northern Elders Forum Accuses Southern Governors Of Being A Threat To Nigeria's Democracy

The Northern Elders Forum (NEF), has accused Governors from the South of being a threat to the country's democracy. While speaking at a news conference in Kaduna on Tuesday, Dr. Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, the NEF's spokesman, termed the demand by the Southern Governors for the presidency in 2023 as "reputable".

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Northern Elders Forum Accuses Southern Governors Of Being A Threat To Nigeria's Democracy

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FG Must Retrieve Southeast From IPOB against Saturdays election Northern Elders Forum say

The Northern Elders Forum, NEF, on Wednesday, October 6 said that they are solidly behind the plans of the federal government to declare a state-of-emergency in Anambra. NEF’s spokesman, Dr Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, said the government must do whatever it takes to retrieve the southeast region from the whims and caprices of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, and other similar groups.

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FG Must Retrieve Southeast From IPOB against Saturdays election Northern Elders Forum say

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Group accuses NEF spokesperson of working for Saraki

The Buhari Media Organization,BMO, alleged that the spokesperson for the Northern Elders Forum, NEF, Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, was working for former Senate President, Bukola Saraki. The organization made the accusation today, Thursday, September 23, 2021. The group claimed that the NEF spokesperson was secretly doing Saraki's bidding, thereby condemning Baba-Ahmed's criticisms of the government of President Muhammadu Buhari.

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Group accuses NEF spokesperson of working for Saraki

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2023 Presidency: 'Southern Governors Are A Threat To Our Country's Democracy' - NEF Alleges

The Northern Elders Forum (NEF) has once again slammed the governors of the Southern region, accusing them of being a threat to the country's democracy. The NEF also commended the governors in the North for rejecting the demand made by their southern counterparts to shift power to the south come 2023.

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2023 Presidency: 'Southern Governors Are A Threat To Our Country's Democracy' - NEF Alleges

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Northern Elders Comments Reasons Some Nigerians Clamour For Secession - Afenifere

Yoruba socio-political organization, Afenifere, has stated that recent comments made by a spokesman of the Northern Elders Forum (NEF), Hakeem Baba-Ahmed are the reasons why some Nigerians crave for secession. Afenifere National Publicity Secretary, Jare Ajayi said this in an exclusive interview with DAILY POST.

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Northern Elders Comments Reasons Some Nigerians Clamour For Secession - Afenifere

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2023 presidency: Southern Governors Threat To Democracy Says NEF

The Northern Elders Forum have expressed gratitude to the northern governors on their decision in rejecting the proposal of power shift to the Southern region. The spokesman of the Northern Elders Forum, Dr Hakeem Baba-Ahmed was responsible for stating this adding that the clamour for southern president is unacceptable.

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2023 presidency: Southern Governors Threat To Democracy Says NEF