CNG Slams Northern APC Governors For Backing Southern Presidency
The Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) has slammed the Northern governors under the All Progressives Congress (APC) for backing the quest for a Southern presidency.
Naija News recalls that the Northern governors in a communique advised northern presidential aspirants to withdraw from the race, ahead of the party presidential primary fixed for the 6th of June.
The governors and a former governor called for the power to be zoned to the southern part of the country in the 2023 general elections.
According to the governors, President Muhammadu Buhari should pick his preferred presidential aspirant from the region.
Reacting to the development, the CNG described the Northern governors as cowards and betrayers for supporting a Southern presidential candidate
In a statement issued by its spokesman, Abdul-Azeez Suleiman, on Sunday, the CNG said the Northern governors took such a weighty decision at the expense of the collective interest and future of the North.
The group, however, labelled the action of the governors as treachery, betrayal and abuse of privilege, adding that their decision would certainly not go unnoticed by the people of the region.
It said the decision was also clearly a brazen breach of the standard democratic practice by the selfish Northern governors who see power as an end in itself.
“For the APC governors from the North to take such a weighty decision at the expense of the collective interest and future of the North, amounts to arbitrary treachery and blatant abuse of privilege.
“The move, aimed mainly at serving the vice-presidential ambitions of the state governors without minding its unforeseen consequences on the future of the larger population of the North, is not only undemocratic but a betrayal of the region’s past leaders who toiled and paid with their lives to ensure a strong, prosperous region.
“It also points to a cowardly cave-in by those who pose as Northern leaders today to the threats, intimidation and blackmail of the southern political elites.
“This act of treachery and betrayal shall certainly not go unnoticed and in the fullness of time, the governors would be called to account for the consequences of their selfish compromise by this and coming generations of northerners,” the statement reads.