Northern Powerbrokers Pencil Down Jonathan For 2023
DETERMINED to retain power in 2023, power brokers from the North are closing rank to present a united and formidable front for the general election in the country.
Sunday Tribune gathered that influential norther leaders across party lines and the business class have teamed to strategise towards presenting a formidable force for the presidential contest.
But the northern strategists are also looking in the direction of former President Goodluck Jonathan if power will have to shift to be the South.
The development came after months of speculations about an underground move by some forces to drag him into the race for APC presidential ticket.
Jonathan told some agitators who besieged his private office last Friday that he would prefer not to say much now because of an ongoing process, a view that is being interpreted in most perceptive circles that discussions were being held on his possible participation in the 2023 race.
“The former president, if he makes up his mind, may run in the APC, a party he has been fraternizing with in the last few years,” a top-level party source told Sunday Tribune.
ISWAP Claims Responsibility For Police Station Attack Which Left 3 Officers Dead
The Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) has claimed responsibility for an attack on a police station in Kogi state.
TheCable had reported how gunmen attacked the police station in Adavi LGA of the state in the early hours of Saturday, killing three officers.
Edward Egbuka, commissioner of police in the state, had described the incident as a “surprise attack”.
According to Voice of America, ISWAP in a statement shared on Telegram, said “soldiers of the caliphate attacked a police station”.
The group added that five people were killed in the raid.
ISWAP had also claimed responsibility for an explosion that killed six people in a market in Taraba on Tuesday.