Zoning Chairmanship Of Peoples Democratic Party To North Threatens Nigeria’s Democracy – Coalition

The Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) has frowned on the decision taken on the National Executive Committee assembly of the People’s Democratic Party zoning the nationwide championship to the North, describing it a contradiction and risk to the consolidation of democracy in Nigeria.

The PDP NEC had not too long ago permitted the advice of its committee to zone the place of nationwide chairman to the North.

Zoning Chairmanship Of Peoples Democratic Party To North Threatens Nigeria’s Democracy – Coalition 2

Abdul-Azeez Suleiman, Spokesperson of the CNG on Saturday stated it’s contradictory and misleading for the occasion NEC to go away the competition for presidential ticket open to all whereas proscribing the nationwide championship place to the North.

“It is as much an abuse of acceptable democratic process as it as is contradictory, deceptive, ultra vires and alien to political party traditions everywhere.

“One fails to grasp why the PDP would quite exclude the whole Southern Nigeria and deny them the best to vote and be voted for in a free and honest course of for the best place within the occasion and on the identical time, permit open contest for the presidential ticket.

“This is only a veiled tactic to deceive the North into ultimately ceding the presidential slot which must be rejected by insisting on an inclusive process for all party and offices in all the parties.

“It is unlucky that the PDP after the humiliation of 2015 has nonetheless not learnt from classes of historical past and continues to be bent on implementing arbitrary, undemocratic practices which are dangerous to inner occasion democracy and doubtlessly threaten the consolidation of democracy within the nation.

“We at the CNG are insisting on the emergence of a purposeful, credible, capable, and result-oriented leadership that would be achieved through a free, fair and inclusive process and not by deceit, blackmail, threat or grandstanding.

“We subsequently reiterate our name for all of the political events to inner democratic processes to prevail within the number of each occasion and elective positions freely and pretty with out the necessity to disenfranchise any group of individuals or tribe for no matter intent and objective.

“We therefore warm that any party that attempts to disenfranchise any group or section of the country stands to be roundly rejected by the North,” Suleiman stated.

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