By Lola Seriki-Idahosa, Trace Reporters –A group, Northern Nigeria’s Front For Equity and Good Governance says offices of the President and Vice President of the country require careful thought and balance in the current fragile state of affairs where the main concern is to bring all segments on board.
The group also backed the chairman of Northern Governor’s Forum (NGF) and Plateau state Governor Simon Lalong as running mate to Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
Addressing a news conference in Kaduna on Friday, the President of the group, Zakariya Abdul’aziz said such would sustain the current political balance thereby ensuring peace and harmony in the country.
He said the group was disturbed by the utterances of some few voices that have attempted using religion and ethnicity under guise of speaking for the North over the choice of political candidates and their running mates.
The group frowned at Muslim -Muslim ticket as the only way to victory for the ruling party as being voiced out by some few elements, describing the notion as misleading and an attempt to destroy the foundation of unity and oneness as well as equity which the founding fathers of the region toiled for.
According to the group, the North is known to be at the forefront of promoting inclusive politics in the country, hence the need for justice, equity and fairness to prevail by discarding the calls for the Muslim – Muslim ticket.
“While we appeal for calm and decorum on the part of all, citizens and leaders alike, we reiterate our call to religious, political and community leaders in the North to bring their voices to the fore in stopping the very toxic narrative by a few selfish voices who are bent on creating divisive tendencies in the Northern Nigeria,” the group emphasized.
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