AS a political associate of the former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, there is insinuation that he might run for 2019 presidential election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Is there any inkling to this effect?
There is a clamour for youth to take over the leadership of the country in 2019 and by that time the former vice president will be above 70 years of age. Don’t you think this might count against him?
The former vice president has been advocating restructuring of Nigeria and people see this as a political gimmick towards 2019 elections (cuts in)…
What does restructuring of the country mean to you?
The North at initial stage was against restructuring, why the sudden change of position?
Many Nigerians see the position of Northern Elders Forum concerning the quit notice issued by Arewa Youths as too critical and capable of escalating the issue on ground. As member of the forum, don’t you think the outburst of your organisation, especially the spokesperson, Professor Ango Abdullahi, could further deepen the disaffection?
Can Northern Elders Forum speak for the entire North when groups in the Middle Belt are disassociating themselves from the North?
Recently, various Middle Belt groups met in Abuja and came up with a position that they were not part of the North. What do you make of statements like this when your forum and others in the North are claiming one North?
The ultimatum given to the Igbo to vacate the north is still reverberating, despite interventions. What do you think should be done to assuage the fears occasioned by the threats and–counter-threats by the Igbo?
Don’t you see this as a threat to the unity of Nigeria?
What is your view on the politicisation of the health of President Muhammadu Buhari, especially by the All Progressives Congress?
The opposition in Plateau State alleged that your party has not been able to complete a single project in the past two years. Don’t you think APC-led government in Plateau might find it difficult to win 2019 election?
If projects are not completed, what will form the basis of his campaign in 2019?