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Byline: Etse Sikanku
Pro: He has ministerial and parliamentary experience. Fits into the Northern, Muslim category and is a deep seated Northern NPP big wig. Recently a group calling itself "The Patriotic Group of NPP Members in the Diaspora" endorsed him for the position by submitting an eleven-point petition to the flag bearer. They said among other things that he appeals to a wide cross section of the northern people both the Andanis and the Abudus of Yendi "due to his openness and neutrality".
Con: He looks presidential and capable of doing the job. But that's doesn't mean anything. Basically anyone apart from Aliu will be an upgrade. The fact is not many really care about Mustapha Iddris-and for good reason. He carelessly lost his seat to a younger opposition candidate; Haruna Iddrisu. Beyond that, he's not very well known countrywide. Moreover northern politics is more than the Abudus and Andanis. He's not an …