The Coalition of Northern Group (CNG) has declared that, unlike in 2015, the northern region would not vote along religious or ethnic lines.
Speaking during a seminar on sensitization with the title “Politics of Sentiment, a Critical Factor Militating Development and Democracy in Nigeria,” Abdul-Azeez Suleiman, the coalition’s spokesman, revealed this on Sunday in Kaduna.
He emphasized that the region has unintentionally been politically, economically, and socially isolated by the northerners who were given positions of authority. The spokesperson for CNG criticized avaricious/greedy politicians for abusing their positions at the expense of Nigerian citizens.
“The CNG is today urging you to be less reliant on divisive political party propaganda and empty promises that have never and will never be kept,” he said.
“If the prize of voting along religious, ethnic or sectional sentiments is to become the most wretched, the most distressed, divided and most deprived, the north must therefore sincerely begin to ask itself if that price is worth paying.”
Suleiman claims that the northern region of the country voted for leaders in 2015 in the hopes that they would address insecurity and the nation’s economic problems.
He bemoaned that the region had made a mistake and pointed out that the powerful figures had overlooked the people in the north.