» 2015: GEJ or Buhari? Emirs Are Still Neutral
2015: GEJ or Buhari? Emirs Are Still Neutral
NIGERIA - A number of powerful emirs have turned down a fellow emir's lobby for President Goodluck Jonathan in readiness for the February polls.
The emirs, The Nation is reporting, have decided to remain neutral and support anyone who the electorate votes in.
The newspaper's source said: “The Emir has been telling his colleagues that Jonathan has been fair to the North and to avoid a dent in the North/South south relationship, the President should be allowed to have a second term in office.
“Some of these Emirs and royal fathers pointed to the volatility of Northern politics and opted to take the back seat to await the people’s choice. Remember how a special adviser was burnt to death in the Second Republic for querying the Emir of Kano.
“A few other Emirs have discovered that the lobbying Emir has some vested interests to protect and they have chosen to ignore him.
“So, these Emirs may not be able to reach any consensus on either Jonathan or Buhari.”
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