LEADERS of the North Central Peoples Discussion board, on Monday, insisted that competence must be paramount within the selection of a successor for the President, Main Basic Muhammadu Buhari (retd).
The group urged political actors throughout the nation in opposition to heating up the polity with incendiary statements and actions as a result of Nigeria is the one nation we have now.
Secretary of the discussion board, Khaleel Bolaji, mentioned this at a press briefing, in Abuja, on Monday.
He suggested governors throughout occasion strains to advertise peaceable coexistence at the same time as they went enjoying the sport of politics.
Bolaji mentioned, “There was this agitation that the presidency ought to come to the South. This agitation is additional dividing the nation. We must always give attention to competence.
“For us, we stand for competence. Let’s cease dividing this nation. Since 1999, the South has had extra years in workplace as president than the North. We must always cease dividing this nation.
“We must always jettison this concept of zoning. Even throughout the geographical North, the North Central is being shortchanged. The structure doesn’t recognise zoning of the place of the president. We have now the assist of our governors. This group was created to battle for the area.
“North Central is totally different from the Center Belt. There are six geopolitical zones recognised. The Center Belt is a mixture of Northern minorities. However the essence of the group has been defeated. We need to make this clear.
“No matter those that got here right here earlier than mentioned, doesn’t symbolize the place of this Discussion board. Our place is identical. We have to emphasize this. Let’s give attention to competence and never on zoning.”
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