A poster promoting Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan's 2015 re-election in 2015 in Abuja. (Ola Awoniyi, AFP)
Abuja - Several northern emirs have turned down an attempt by President Goodluck Jonathan to get them to endorse his re-election bid, reports Nigerian Watch.
The emirs have vowed to remain neutral and only support whoever emerges victorious in the February 14 presidential election.
Jonathan had approached one of his emir allies to lobby and persuade his colleagues across northern Nigeria to endorse him as their candidate for the election.Also read: South-east group rejects moves to endorse Jonathan
The emirs, however, said they want to take the back seat to await the people’s choice, pointing to the volatility of northern politics.
Read more at Nigerian Watch.
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