2019: Northern Group Urges Bafarawa To Contest Presidential Election
Some group of Northerners living in the Southern Nigeria has urged the former governor of Sokoto State Dr. Attahiru Bafarawa to declare his presidential intention under the Peoples Democratic Party [PDP].
The group known as Arewa Initiative for Peaceful Co-Existence in Southern Nigeria made this know after meeting with its members from the South west, South South and South East zones.
Alhaji Danlami Isa Abubakar, the Southern coordinator of the group, told news men in Lagos last week end that the call for Bafarawa to declare his presidential race become necessary considering the current situation in the country.
He said: “Something is happening in Nigeria right now, ” there is a ray of hope, a ray that illuminates every corner in this country which will breathe new life into our politics, Nigerians have been saying loud and clear that too many families can’t make end meet, too many people old and young are living in poverty that is why we should dare to transform the Nigerian system, once and for all.”
He added that Nigerians has voted for security in 2015 but they hear every day of avoidable killings happening all over the country.
“You have voted for a robust and sustainable economy, but still your country is failing by all known performance indicators.
“You have reject corruption and scandals that tarnished politics, but again we see the same story.
“Different leaders, same old scandals.
“For these reasons we believe it is now time to leave all that behind, we are calling his excellency Dr Attahiru Dalhatu Bafarawa to come out and declare for presidential election” .
The Lagos State coordinator Alhaji Muhammad Kabir Ali Dinar also disclosed that Bafarawa is the only option as he is a promise keeper and a detribalized Nigerian who believes in youth development and women empowerment.
“He is a grass root politician, a lover of peace , progress and unity of our dear country, a true Democrat and apostle of good governance.
“Our priority is peace and security, job creation the economy and overall growth