The South Kaduna Peoples Union (SOKAPU) supported the position taken by the governors of the south for a transfer of power to the south in order to ensure justice, impartiality and equity in the democratic development of the country.
“We wish to categorically state that we align ourselves with the position taken by the governors of the South for power to pass to southern Nigeria after President Buhari’s eight years in 2023. Subsequently, power should then rotate between the North, the South and the Middle Belt areas to ensure justice, impartiality and equity, ”SOKAPU President Comrade Jonathan Asake said in a statement.
The union noted that the insistence that power remain in the north in 2023 is a recipe for chaos that could threaten the existence of Nigeria’s businesses, knowing full well that more than six years of northern leadership under President Muhammadu Buhari placed the country on life support. .
He stressed: “We need a change of direction in the South as a way to build confidence, inclusiveness and resuscitate the country. “
He added: “When the governors of the 19 northern states converged for a meeting in Kaduna on Monday, September 27, 2021, most of us thought the meeting was to consider the critical challenges facing the north in particular. , and the country in general with the sight to meet such.
Sadly, he lamented that the meeting of northern governors and traditional leaders has proven to be one of the flexing muscles with their southern counterparts and a political debate over the region that is expected to produce the president in 2023.
“It is very unfortunate that this group of leaders has shown insensitivity and myopic vision in the face of the plight of their citizens who have been subjected to enormous assaults by bandits, kidnappers, Fulani shepherd militias and others. criminal groups. It is obvious that no northern state has been spared by the activities of these terrorist groups, many communities having been invaded, their inhabitants massacred and many others displaced in dehumanizing camps for displaced persons ”, he added. he still lamented.
Asake observed that one would have expected that the main items on the agenda of these governors would be how to fight the wave of insecurity that has engulfed the North and come up with solutions, regretting that these governors be more absorbed in discussions of zoning policy.
He said that what is most embarrassing is the fact that they have taken a stand against a legitimate and popular demand for a transfer of power to the South.
He said that the South Kaduna Peoples Union (SOKAPU) would like to remind governors and their ilk that the old North which is traditionally used to garner votes and intimidate the South and then come back with a political victory not to take care that less than 10 percent no longer exist as a united North.
The statement further reminded them (governors) that even when they sat at this meeting in Kaduna, the majority of them did not believe their resolutions, especially on the zoning issue, claiming that they knew the citizens teeming with their various states do not believe in their position.
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