The concession to the Southern presidential aspirants of the right of Northerners to seek party’s presidential ticket by the Northern Governors in the All Progressives Congress (APC), has been described as treacherous.
The Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) in a statement by its Spokesperson, Abdul-Azeez Suleiman expressed the displeasure displeasure.
“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 CNG said.
The Group further 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.
“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, ” Suleiman said.