North made political mistake in 2015 – Coalition. The Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) has bemoaned the neglect and social, political, and economic isolation of northern Nigeria since the establishment of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration in 2015.
Abdul-Azeez Suleiman, the group’s spokesperson, noted that the region had been abandoned to a critical security situation with its women widowed, children orphaned, youths maimed and killed, and people displaced in their thousands while speaking in Kaduna on Thursday at a sensitization and awareness conference organized by the Kaduna State chapter of the Coalition.
He grieved that the formerly strong and forward-thinking North now begged for bread and a position in the country’s foreseeable social and political structure.
The majority of northerners, he said, were left without jobs, homes, and hope since the politicians and leaders they chose had flourished, leaving little to celebrate for the region’s struggling families.
According to Abdul-Azeez Suleiman, the North made a mistake in 2015 that caused the region to unintentionally become politically, economically, and socially isolated. As a result, the formerly hopeful and forward-thinking region is now pleading not only for food but also for a place in the country’s future.
According to the spokesperson, 2023 will be a landmark year because whether or not the people control the government will mean more to citizens than whether party or candidate wins the presidency in the future.
He said, “The North should honestly start to question itself if that price is worth paying if the price of voting along religious, ethnic, and sectional emotions is to become the most unhappy, troubled, ridiculed, and destitute.”
The group’s National Coordinator, Comrade Jamilu Aliyu Charanchi, noted that the previous leaderships in the area found it convenient to utilize them for either political benefits or to further their own narrow interests by dividing the region along ethnoreligious and sociocultural lines.
The northern voter, he said, must look out for credible candidates with proven pedigree, honesty, sense of nationalism, and sound understanding of the current challenges facing the region. He advised the electorate to map out their needs and refuse to be deceived by just any politician coming with the usual campaign promises that would never be fulfilled.