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Yakasai denies comments on Jonathan’s one term deal

By AbdulSalam  Muhammad

Elder statesman, Tanko Yakasai, Tuesday, denied comments attributed to him in Vanguard last Monday that President Goodluck Jonathan did not sign an agreement to serve a single term.

Responding to the news report, Yakassai said he could not have made such a comment given that he was not privy to the discussions between the governors and the president.

Yakassai also said he was not a member of the Northern Elders Political Forum, NPLF as was reported.

“I am not a  Governor neither do I receive brief from any of them on what transpired between the two interested parties during the build up to the last general election and therefore can not claim to know anything about the deal”

The octogenarian elder statesman, however, revealed that the G15 meeting with the President ended inconclusive.

“I do recall that Atiku Abubakar had intimated G15 which I was a member on the request of Mr. President to have a meeting with the group of which we gave a trial”

According to Yakasai “we had a meeting with Mr. President under the chairmanship of the former Nigeria Military President, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida thrice at the residence of Alhaji Adamu Ciroma”.

The former Special Adviser to President Shehu Shagari noted that “the three meetings couldn’t come up with a deal with Mr. President and its on that state of inconclusiveness that we had the 2011 general election”.


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