Group tasks Tinubu on unity of Nigeria
By: Femi Mustapha
A group under the auspices of the Concerned Northern Forum (CNF) has called on the President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, to be magnanimous and unite the country as one whole family.
The spokesman of CNF, Aliyu Muhammadu Sanni, stated this in a statement made available to the media in Kaduna yesterday.
The group said the President-elect should ensure there is a uniform distribution of political appointments to well-deserving individuals from all regions of the country, saying positions that a particular region has held should be taken to the sister region for unity and peace to continue to reign.
According to them, positions like the SGF held by a Northerner for eight years should be given to a Southerner. The position of CBN Governor, which has been in the South, should come to the North, and the GCEO of the NNPC LTD which has been in the North should go to the South. Service chiefs, same in MDAs and other government agencies, all juicy and key positions should be swapped to maintain balance and stability in the country.
“Mr. President-elect, you have the record of bringing the best heads together. You are a detribalized Nigerian, a goal-getter, pacesetter. We urge you to please use your attributes to unify Nigeria and make Nigeria work again.”
“As a priority, you should focus on the economy, give special attention to transforming our economy into a modern and global one that will compete with the economies of superpower countries in the world because we have both the potentials and resources to make that happen.”
“The naira should be strengthened, hence the introduction of deliberate, practically working economic policies and interventions in all sectors of the economy targeted at uplifting the masses from the abject poverty they were faced with. Their suffering must be alleviated to give way for peace, progress, and development.”
“This will eventually lead to the reduction of crime rates in the country and create a suitable atmosphere for business to strive and create more job opportunities for our teeming youths.” the statement said.
CNF congratulated the President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, on his “well-deserved victory” and rallied support for him, insisting that Tinubu needed a peaceful Nigeria to operate as nobody or group of persons has a monopoly of violence.
They stressed that since the election has been held and the winner declared, therefore, all those who are not satisfied with the outcome should seek redress in court or embrace the spirit of sportsmanship and congratulate the President-elect of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“We, of the Concerned Northern Forum, will defend your mandate by all means since it is not only legal and constitutional but also reflects the choice of the masses. We are sending a message of caution to all who think they can cause violence and wreak havoc in the country to rethink, because they will have us to contend with as no group has a monopoly of violence and stupidity.”
“We are also using this opportunity to condemn in all ramifications the plot by some few mischief-makers to institute an interim government. We commend the DSS for uncovering this evil plan and call on them not to rest until they find and bring to book the perpetrators of this plan. Behold, come May 2023, a new government must be sworn in.”