The Northern Elders Forum (NEF) says it is not pushing to ensure the president gets a second term from 2019.

The elders say there was never a time they met to endorse President Buhari’s candidature.

They noted that the last time they met was in  September 2017 and no such thing was discussed.

The forum’s convener, Paul Unongo had in an interview,  said President Buhari has been adopted as the candidate of the north.

But in a statement signed on Tuesday in Abuja by the forum’s director of logistic at its national secretariat, Bashir Sodangi, said all the views expressed by Unongo in the said interview “merely represent his personal opinion and not that of NEF.

“It follows therefore that NEF has has at no time recently met, discussed or adopted a common candidate for the 2019 presidency.

“If at any time the NEF should meet on 2019, our position supported by detailed reasons, shall be duly communicated through our official communication channel as usual.”

The statement while thanking Nigetians for their concern and cooperation, also urged them to be patient in their demand for the promised change.


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