2023: Coalition Of Northern Groups Urges Nigerians To Shun Sentiments, Vote Credible Candidates
Ahead of the 2023 general elections, Coalition of Northern Groups has called on Nigerians to desist from politics of sentiment of any kind and vote for credible persons into various offices to make the counter work again.
The leaders of the group made the call at a sensitisation and awareness campaign on Thursday in Lafia, Nasarawa State capital.
Speaking at the even, Jamilu Aminu-Charanchi, National Coordinator of the coalition said the sensitisation became imperative to enlighten the masses to know the significance of making right choices during the forthcoming elections.
He said at this critical moment of electioneering period, a lot of desperate politicians who have nothing to offer are mobilising people along ethnic and religion lines for their selfish aims.
He said that all those promoting ethnic and religion sentiments only talk about these division during electioneering, once elections are over, they dine and wine together with those that won.
“We have been voting leaders in all previous elections along ethnic and religion sentiments, where has it lead us.
“Despite voting for people from our tribe, religion and region, there is poverty, insecurity, hunger, corruption among other attributes that is responsible for the backwardness of the country.
“It is high time we take our destinies in our hands and get it right in 2023 elections by voting for credible candidates with capacity, competence and track records of achievements” Aminu-Charanchi added.
Similarly, Abubakar Suleiman, Nasarawa State Coordinator of the group said the sensitisation was their initiative to mobilise the masses to realise the seriousness of the 2023 elections and the need to get it right.
He explain that voting along ethnic and religion lines would not help the country, but advised the people to vote for credible persons irrespective of whatever differences they have with them.
He also advised Nigerians, especially the youths not to allow any politician to use them to truncate the transition to next government in 2023.
The event which had in attendance Nasarawa residents from the 13 Local Government Areas, featured pepper presentations as well as interactive session.