The Secretary of NEF, Prof. Ango Abdullahi, was recently reported in the media to have insisted that the north would no longer misuse its right to produce the presidency at the next elections in 2015.
The forum had in September last year inaugurated special committees on politics, security and human rights and the review of the country's constitution.
While explaining the position of the north on 2015 presidential election, Abdullahi
said the region no longer subscribed to the idea of zoning, adding that the process should be made open to all who are interested to contest.
, who acted as the spokesman for the forum, said the north had also decided to take a serious look at the issue of the revenue allocation formula, derivation policy and the onshore-offshore dichotomy with a view to ensuring that the interest of the north is not undermined.
On the review of the constitution, Abdullahi
said the process was an open-ended thing, which every part of the country was free to take a position.
however said the committee set up by the forum would look at the constitution and see what changes are helpful to Nigerians and which ones are injurious to the people.