Monday, September 12, 2011

2015: North plans strategic meeting with Jonathan, OBJ

12 September 2011

AS part of its strategic moves ahead of the 2015 election, the northern political establishment is contemplating some meetings with President Goodluck Jonathan and former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, on the issue.

Sources close to the political structures in the northern geopolitical zones confirmed to the Nigerian Tribune that the planned meetings are being organised separately but with a view to achieving the same purpose.

It was gathered that the North was leaving no stone unturned in the bid to ensure that a candidate from the core North emerges the president in 2015.

Sources told the Nigerian Tribune that while the meeting being planned with Obasanjo is at the instance of some of those regarded as “friends of Obasanjo” in the North, with a view to seeking his backing for power shift to the core North in 2015, the planned meeting with President Jonathan is expected to be at the instance of the Arewa Consultative Forum(ACF), which is spearheaduing the 2015 arrangements of the North.

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