Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Peter Obi and Atiku Abubakar will have to do more to be endorsed by the Northern Elders Forum (NEF) before the general elections in February.
The group’s spokesman Hakeeem Baba-Ahmed revealed that they are yet to endorse any candidate while speaking on the Africa Independent Television (AIT), Premium Times reports.
With the election less than six weeks away NEF are still making necessary assessments regarding the campaign promises of the three top parties.
Baba-Ahmed also stated that they are not focusing on the presidential candidates, but the assessments also boil down to the governorship and the National Assembly aspirants.
“We believe governance is not just about one person and that is why we have not rushed to say this is our candidate because one person cannot change this country.”
Baba-Ahmed added that their endorsed candidate must be a courageous president that will take difficult decisions for the interest of the country.
He added: “We must have a president who will weather the storm, face problems and deal with them. We need the president who will insist that questions must be raised and answers must be found for them. We need a president who understands where resources should go and shouldn’t go.”