By Yusuf Shu’aibu
A coalition of northern youth living in Lagos State has called on the people of Northern Nigeria to not repeat the same mistake they did in the past by trading their future in the 2023 general elections.
The chairman of association, Alhaji Ibrahim Yaro Galadanci, said the association has learnt with dismay that some politicians in the region are rooting for corrupt and incredible presidential candidates ahead of the 2023 presidential election.
Citing prevalent poverty, insecurity, and economic backwardness in the region, the association warned the people of the region to not allow selfish politicians from the region to gamble with their future and that of their children.
The association argued that there haave been plans to destablize the region since the return to democratic rule in 1999, urging the people not succumb to the pressure.
Alhaji Ibrahim Yaro Galadanci said, “This is the right time we will unite and face our challenges. Northern Muslims and Christians should keep their differences aside and face a common enemy. There has been a plan to destabilize the region since 1999. Selfish politicians use religious differences in the region to advance their interest.
“For this, we are calling Nigerians of northern extraction to not allow selfish politicians to fool them in 2023. The north must unite to change its fortune. North is rich both human and natural resources, but why are becoming slaves to some politicians’ desires? We have to wake up.”
“It is understandable that both Book Haram and farmer-herser crisis were hatched as part of that sinister plan to destroy the north. And since this could not work, now they arm some bandits and kidnappers to make life difficult for northerners.”
“Our people must to be enlightened to understand the situation the region had found itself in today. Moves must be made to align the presidential candidates of the NNPP, Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso and Major Hamza Al-Mustapha to face those selfish and recycled politicians.”
However, the association condemned the meeting Nigerian Governors’ Forum had with President Muhammadu Buhari recently over the new naira policy, saying the meeting was in the interest of the common.common man.
It said there has never been a time when the governors met the president because of the killings, kidnapping or other existential challenges in the region.