November 29, 2022

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2023: North seeks lodging in post-election period


Because the 2023 common election inches shut, Arewa New Agenda, a socio-political group, has urged the presidential candidates to incorporate of their blueprint measures that may accommodate the north within the scheme of issues within the put up common election dispensation. 

The group’s coordinator, Senator Ahmad Abubakar MoAllahyidi, at a press briefing in Abuja, boasted that North’s numerical power, which he pegged at 75% of the overall votes within the nation may make anybody president.

MoAllahyidi famous that the discussion board will likely be working with main politicians, conventional rulers, spiritual leaders, youth, ladies, associates and associates of the north to make sure a suitable political discount earlier than and after the train.

He added that the north will assiduously work to harness opinions concerning key appointments that can guarantee correct balancing and a way of consultant participation for progress and improvement of the north. 

“The North has supplied by its numerical voting power the pivot that ensured the victory of flag bearers from the Southern a part of the nation. 

“Going ahead due to this fact, the north would require to be accommodated (Not compensated!) within the coming governance and repair supply construction of the in-coming administration in 2023.

“We reiterate that 75% of the votes that can make anybody the President of Nigeria will come from the three areas of northern Nigeria,” he contended.

In the meantime, he frowned on the insignia making the rounds that ‘poverty is a Northern phenomenon,’ including that such a delusion was uncomplimentary.

To this finish, he stated the group would relentlessly spearhead a northern renaissance to alter the adverse narrative by fixing the uncompleted Agro-allied/socio financial infrastructure like Dams, inland ports, dredging of the river Niger.

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He stated: “The North in its quest for persevering with improvement have to be trying ahead to the required atmosphere that can guarantee it surmounts its multitude of challenges.

“Regardless of the success being recorded by our gallant forces safety challenges face the north in several communities, the devastating environmental degradation.

“The dearth of infrastructure represented by poor highway networks in sure components of the Northern area.

“The uncompleted Agro-allied/socio financial infrastructure like Dams, inland ports, dredging of the river Niger.

“The spiraling inhabitants of out of college kids. All these have additional aggravated the north’s socio-economic scenario. 

“No because of the uncomplimentary assertion made by a sure pundit that “poverty is a ‘Northern phenomenon.”

“This discussion board utterly rejects this sarcasm and can relentlessly spear head a northern renaissance; working in live performance with our leaders, like-minded people and teams to make sure that north has what it takes to work in direction of the betterment of its folks.”