2023: Southern group slams NEF, says ‘Nigeria not for North alone’

By AdvocateNews on 21/09/2021

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Dr. Hakeem Baba-Ahmed
Dr. Hakeem Baba-Ahmed

The Southern Nigeria Frontier has described as a “grand illusion” the statement by the Publicity Secretary of the Northern Elders’ Forum, Dr Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, that the north will continue to lead Nigeria.

Baba-Ahmed had also said the North has the majority number to produce Nigeria’s president without recourse to any rotational arrangement.

But in a statement by the spokesman of SNF, Mr Olufemi Lawson, the southern group said”an attempt to shift the goal post in the middle of a soccer match won’t stand”, adding that “it is morally and conventionally right that the next President of Nigeria should come from the southern part of the country.”

The statement read, “We are amazed, that the position of the Northern Elders Forum, is coming from no other person than Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, who now feels that he is more Nigerian than the rest of us, and can as such, appropriate Nigeria’s Presidency at the discretion of the NEF.

“We wish to state unequivocally that the position of the self-acclaimed Northern Elders Forum is not only an illusion by the NEF, but the truth also remains that Baba-Ahmed’s North will rule only its corner of the country continuously uninterrupted, and not our own Nigeria in general.

“While not willing to unnecessarily dignifying the NEF, which has become famous as a group of crisis entrepreneurs, the SNF wish to unequivocally state, that successor of President Muhammadu Buhari come 2023 must come from the Southern part of the country, this we remain, uncompromising about.

“Perhaps, the NEF is in a desperate bid for forceful leadership and territorial control, we can without contestation, permit them to hold on to their territories that are speedily being lost to insurgency, occasioned by bad leadership in the North, particularly in the North-West, up to the stretch of Sambisa Forest, with the exception of the middle belt region, and we have no problem with that.”

The SNF stressed further that “It is only morally and conventionally right, that the next President of Nigeria should come from the Southern part of the country, this ordinarily should not be a subject of debate.

“As a people of the South, we will no longer watch people reduce Nigeria to their private estate, and abuse power to the detriment of others. Therefore, after President Buhari’s second term which expires in 2023, the Presidency of Nigeria must come back to the Southern part of the country.”

Posted 21/09/2021 5:19:55 PM

 

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