A gaggle, Northern Consensus Movement, has mentioned the North is prepared for the separation of Nigeria, peradventure it occurs.
In a viral video, the President of the group, Awwal Abdullahi Aliyu, nevertheless, mentioned the North doesn’t need the nation to disintegrate.
Aliyu, in his speech, implied that the age-long zoning system shouldn’t be thought-about within the choice of a brand new president however relatively, traits of a real chief.
He highlighted credibility, competency, patriotism, nationalistic pondering, “the love for each other amongst different issues, not regional, tribal, ethnical, or every other factor.”
Meanwhile, the introduction of the zoning system into Nigeria political house was to help the sleek rotation of key political positions throughout the nation. This coverage was to realize equity, peace and equitable distribution of assets.
Even President Muhammadu Buhari is in workplace on account of zoning as Presidency was zoned to the North forward of the 2015 normal elections after former President Goodluck Jonathan was thought-about by a big part of the North to have cheated the area when he contested in 2011 following the dying of then President Umaru Yar’Adua in workplace.
Aliyu additional condemned the perceived criminalisation of some ethnic teams and faith in Nigeria, stating that if one ethnic group is tagged a risk, each Nigerian is equally a risk to the peace and stability of the nation.
He mentioned, The half away from Korea breaking to the South and North Korea to the Western and Eastern Germany to Cameroon right here that you’ve got the English and the French elements which can be attempting to go away, you understand what’s going on so for anybody to be calling for warfare otherwise you assume you’ll be able to simply separate shouldn’t be straightforward (sic).
”I imagine in Nigeria, I imagine Nigeria will live on. Whether we prefer it or not, there’s a drawback, we have to focus on the issue. We are disagreeing with each other and we’ve got each motive to disagree.
“The North, prior to now was saying we do not imagine in separation however as I’m standing, I’m telling you if there may be going to be separation tomorrow, the North is prepared for it. We are additionally prepared, let’s go our separate methods and I’m telling you this with all sincerity. Northern Nigeria prior to now didn’t need to hear something separation however as of as we speak, as I converse to you, the North is equally prepared to go away.
”Talking concerning the presidency, what I’m going to say may be controversial, you may disagree with it however it’s the absolute actuality and I’m talking the minds of northerners and I’ve no apology to anybody on this corridor on what I’m going to say although I respect the leaders, elders and fathers which can be right here, I duly respect them however I’ve no apology to anyone on what I’m going to say.
“Talking concerning the rotational presidency, what I believed we needs to be is credibility, competency, patriotism, nationalistic pondering, the love for each other and issues like that, that is what I believed ought to represent who turns into Nigeria’s president, not regional, tribal, ethnical, or every other factor.
“Let us focus on the controversy and discover a answer. This is my place, that is the place of northern Nigerians. Let us take a look at competence, credibility, patriotism, love for the nation to maneuver Nigeria ahead.
“There needs to be room for dialogue, name it National Conference, name it restructuring, name it no matter, I agree that we must always come to a spherical desk and focus on Nigeria and focus on the best way ahead for Nigeria. I agree that we’re disagreeing, I agree that there’s a drawback and when you like, name it lop-sided appointments, I’m not in authorities so I don’t converse for the federal government, I converse for the North.
“If Buhari is doing one thing incorrect, Nigerians ought to name his consideration to it, that what he’s doing is incorrect. He is a Nigerian; he’s a frontrunner; he’s elected by each Nigerian however not a specific tribe or area be (sic) seen as a risk to a rustic.
“If one region or tribe or religion is a threat to this country then all of us are threatening Nigeria and we are all threats to Nigeria. Then, let us come and discuss the problem, find the solution to the problem and let us move forward.”