Former Special Adviser on National Assembly Matters ex-President Shehu Shagari, Alhaji Tanko Yakassai
Seriously speaking, I know that Alhaji Atiku Abubakar contested the APC presidential primary election alongside Muhammad Buhari and Kwankwaso and might be interested in taking another shot at the presidency. But on your question that Lamido and el-Rufai are eyeing the presidency in 2019, I think it is a mere speculation.
However, on the issue of whether the North would support anyone of the above, it is a matter we should leave till when they present themselves to the electorate; when they articulate their programmes and what they are going to do if they are voted into power. It is then the electorate can then make up their minds to support them or not, because they all have constitutional rights to aspire for any elective position in the country.
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