A group known as the Arewa Coalition for Rotational Presidency (ACRP) on Saturday advised all northern politiciand preparing to contest the presidential election in 2023 to stop the move for the southerners.
The group released this remark in a statement jointly signed by the Chairman and Secretary of ACRP, Comrade Abdullahi Biu and Hamza Malumfashi,
The group stated that it will be unfair for the north to retain the presidential seat after eight years in government.
It warned that if any northerner refused to heed to the advice, it will rise and mobilize against them.
It said, for the interest of fairness and equity, the seat of the “President” should be return to the South, after President Muhammadu Buhari would have spent two terms of eight years in power.
It said the current brewing political tension stirred by the call for power shift to south by Southern Governors and groups can only be doused when all stakeholders from the north, Governors and political parties agree.
“In the interest of peace ;equity and Justice, more so, that the north has been in power for eight years now, the idea of north even contesting for the highly exalted position of the President should be immediately jettisoned,” it said.
It further warned all those picking nomination forms, especially from the Peoples Democratic Party to step down if they truly believe in democracy
The group, they believe in the principle of equity and fairness as a prerequisite for peace and progress, just as they are in support of rotational power to their brothers in the southern region.