Some Northern Elders are accused of plotting to endorse a particular presidential candidate as their preferred choice for choice ahead of the 2023 presidential elections.
The accusation came the former Kano State Governor, Sen Rabi’u Musa Kwankaso and presidential candidate of the New Nigeria People’s Party, NNPP.
This was contained in an official letter written by the former Kano Governor to the AREWA Joint Committee explaining why he would not be available for its ongoing interactive sessions with candidates vying for the highest political office in the land.
According to a post made by the party’s spokesman, Senator Abdulmumin Jibrin on his verified Facebook page, Kwankwaso was scheduled to meet with the AREWA Joint Committee on Monday, October 17, 2022 in Kaduna.
Apart from stating that he would not be attending the session as he was still putting together a blueprint for his campaign, the NNPP flag bearer went on to reveal that he has credible information that some elders within the committee have been ‘compromised’ and are currently plotting to use the event as a platform to endorse a certain northern presidential candidate even though more than one person is running for the presidency from the region.
“We have credible information in our possession that some people have been compromised and these people have concluded plans to turn the event into an endorsement platform for a particular candidate.
We believe it is wrong for any group to clandestinely plan to endorse any candidate in the name of the north, especially when we have more than one candidate from our region,”