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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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[OPINION]: Why Biafra Nation Agitations May Cost Igbos Their Demand For Presidency in 2023

Taking into consideration, the fact that the current administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is gradually coming to an end, there has been a lot of speculation concerning who will replace him in 2023. Photo credit: The Cable In this regard, much of the discussions that have dominated the political sphere in Nigeria, have been the demand by Political actors in the southeast region of Nigeria for an Igbo man to emerge as the next President of Nigeria.

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[OPINION]: Why Biafra Nation Agitations May Cost Igbos Their Demand For Presidency in 2023

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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: 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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Kogi Governor Pays Homage To Emir Zazzau, NEF Leader Ahead Of 2023 Presidential Ambition

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State, on Sunday, visited Emir of Zazzau, Amb. Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli, and Chairman of Northern Elders Forum (NEF), Prof.Ango Abdullahi, in Zaria. Yahaya Bello, who is on his second term as Kogi State Governor, had stated his ambition to contest for the position of President of Nigeria, under the auspices of the All Progressive Congress (APC), come 2023...

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Kogi Governor Pays Homage To Emir Zazzau, NEF Leader Ahead Of 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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2023: Why the NEF would not be able to stop the South from producing the next president of Nigeria

pictute.credit.cable.com The South is insisting that power must return to the South in 2023, saying that there has been a gentleman's agreement between the South and the North since the return of democracy in 1999 in Nigeria. The North and South have been sharing power so that equity will prevail, since Nigeria is a pluralistic state.

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2023: Why the NEF would not be able to stop the South from producing the next president of Nigeria

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2023: Northern governors did not demand presidency, Power rotation a PDP arrangement- Yahaya Kwande

The Deputy Chairman of the Northern Elders Forum (NEF) and former ambassador to Switzerland, Ambassador Yahaya Kwande, has spoken about the controversy surrounding the 2023 general elections, particularly the issue of power rotation. The NEF scribe explained the position of the Northern Governors Form, concerning the matter.

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2023: Northern governors did not demand presidency, Power rotation a PDP arrangement- Yahaya Kwande

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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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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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Why Northern Elders Support Buhari's Move For State of Emergency in Anambra to Crush IPOB Threats

Photo Credit: Daily Trust The Governorship election in Anambra State is just about one month to go. But the success of the election has been threatened by instances of targeted assassinations and high-level security breaches. For instance Dr Chika Akunyili, a high profile surgeon was gunned down in broad daylight by criminals along with six others.

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Why Northern Elders Support Buhari's Move For State of Emergency in Anambra to Crush IPOB Threats

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What Should Nigerians Make of the Northern Elders Forum’s Regret for 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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What Should Nigerians Make of the Northern Elders Forum’s Regret for Voting Out Goodluck Jonathan?

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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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Crisis looms as northern governors join their elders to rise against southern presidency in 2023

The much talk about 2023 general election has not yet come, but the key actors have started promoting regional interest. Where does one Nigeria emanate when some of the political actors do not care about the culture of fairness, justice, equity and a sense of belonging, most especially, when it comes to where the presidency should go to in 2023?

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Crisis looms as northern governors join their elders to rise against southern presidency in 2023

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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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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