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CONSENSUS CANDIDATE: IBB, ATIKU, OTHERS KNOW FATE FRIDAY

By NBF News
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Barring any hitch, the  body of nine wise men set up by the Northern Political Leaders Forum [NPLF]  to pick a single candidate of Northern  extraction  to contest  the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) presidential ticket  would  make a final  pronouncement on its recommendation on Friday.

A Daily  Sun source disclosed that the committee took the decision to make its findings known this week to avoid a situation, where extraneous  factors would come into play.

'They  have finished with their consultations and they are determined to make a pronouncement, before  the Sallah break (the Moslem Eid-Kabir festival).  Their findings  might even be on Thursday; but Friday is certain,' the source revealed.

The source could, however, not reveal the anointed candidate among the aspirants.

But further investigations revealed that the choice of the nine wise men led by the Chairman of the NPLF, Malam Adamu Ciroma  is between former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and former military president, General Ibrahim Babangida.

Other PDP aspirants of Northern extraction  who submitted themselves to the NPLF screening are former National Security Adviser, General Aliyu Gusau  and the Kwara State Governor, Bukola Saraki.