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Published On: Thu, Sep 25th, 2014

30 years of Northern leadership a waste to north

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nigeria-north-southFrom Yakubu Mustapha, Minna

The Chairman of Civil Rights Congress, Comrade Shehu Sani has said that 30 years of Northerners at the corridors of power at the centre was wasteful as they could not impact positively on the lives of the poor masses.

He accused past leaders of the region for underdevelopment and under industrialised Northern region.

The activist added that instead of bringing development down to the grassroots they were busy over empowering the Traditional Councils of the region and the well to do in the society

He advised President Goodluck Jonathan to beware of governors who claimed they have endorsed him for 2015 owing that they are sycophants who do not mean well for Nigeria.

Comrade Sani said this during the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Niger state council press week at IBB Pen House, Minna with the theme “Democratic Dispensation in Nigeria, the way forward” on Wednesday that if the 2015 general elections is not free and fair there will be revolution in the country.

Comrade Shehu, who was one of the negotiators representing the federal government for a dialogue between the insurgent (Boko Haram) and the FG, said most of the governors that have endorsed Mr President do not have even his posters or billboards in their homes.

According to him “after the endorsement by these governors I advise President Jonathan to send investigators to the various states where he has been endorsed and see whether his presence and posters are in their states or even their homes.

Shehu however admonished the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to ensure credible free, fair and credible elections.

“I have to sound this to the INEC, come 2015, elections must be different from previous ones and be based on developments that will give hope and restore honour and integrity. The Commission must ensure a sincere handover to the rightful winners or risk a revolution,” he warned.

Also, Chairman of the Niger State council, NUJ Comrade Iliya Garba while assuring members of a successful week said, the Union will continue to protect its members against unjust arrest.

 

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