Nigeria's President and candidate for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Goodluck Jonathan speaks with a campaign aide during a rally in Kano, Northern Nigeria, on January 21, 2015 . The February 14 vote is expected to be close-run, with the possibil ~ AMINU ABUBAKAR
Abuja - The Northern Elders Council (NEC) on Thursday endorsed President Goodluck Jonathan for a second term in office, reports Leadership.
The group said it decided to queue behind President Jonathan in the March 28 presidential election because of the good works he had done.
The elders led by their Chairman and elder statesman, Tanko Yakasai, announced their endorsement when they paid a courtesy visit to Jonathan at the presidential villa, Abuja.
Yakasai, who spoke on behalf of members, said the group acknowledges Jonathan’s remarkable development of the Northern part of the country, particularly in the construction of over 120 Almajiri Schools.
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