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…HE'LL GET 25% CORE NORTH VOTES -YAKASSAI

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Elder statesman and one time Political Adviser in the Second Republic, Alhaji Tanko Yakassai has predicted that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Dr Goodluck Jonathan will secure 25% votes in most of the core- Northern states where the reception to his candidacy has so far been negative.

Speaking to Daily Sun, on Thursday in his Kano home, he specifically said that Jonathan will meet the 25% requirements in Kano State.

He declared that the members of the PDP in the states under reference are now working harder than ever to ensure they deliver the 25% votes in their states against the background to qualify for considerations for ministerial appointments and other patronages in the event the party wins the presidential polls.

Alhaji Tanko Yakassai, who was part of the delegation of Kano people that paid a visit to president Goodluck in Aso Rock, on the invitation of Jonathan, a few days back, also reacted to the collapse of talks between the Action Congress of Nigeria and the Congress for Progressive Change. Though he admitted that he is not that close to the either of the political parties in the deal, he, however, faulted the presidential candidate of the Congress Progressive Congress (CPC), General Buhari for the failure of the deal.

He went on to state that, 'I cannot understand why General Buhari will not accede to the request of the A C N. Whoever says he is going to make you President, he has given all that you require. You see in the presidential system, the chief executive is the Alfa and Omega. Once you are elected as president, you are just like a tree. Everybody is either a branch or a leaf of that tree.'

He went on: 'So, whoever is prepared to make you a president, has given you virtually everything that he can offer in politics. This is because that is the core of political power.' He commended the INEC for the conduct of the National Assembly elections, last week, saying that it has given him the hope that the coming one will be successful.