Doyin Okupe, a former aide to the immediate past President Goofluck Jonathan, has listed those he described as persons to watch from the North ahead of the 2019 election.
The former Presidential aide, in a Facebook post, listed the Senate President alongside former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, Gombe State Governor, Ibrahim Hassan Dakwambo, Sokoto State governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, former governor of Kano State, Rabiu Kwankwaso, former Jigawa state governor, Sule Lamido, and a former Governor of Kaduna state, Ahmed Makarfi.
Okupe wrote, “Seven (7) Northern Princes to watch in 2019. Saraki, Atiku, Dakwambo, Tambuwal, Kwankwaso, Lamido, Makarfi.”
Atiku recently announced his exit from the APC.
While there are rumours of Kwankwaso dumping the ruling party soon, the lawmaker has said there are no such plans.
Similarly, Saraki said he was not planning to dump the ruling party for PDP.