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How North can produce president in 2015 – Arewa Patriots

By Abdallah El-Kurebe

Sokoto—For the North to produce the next president in 2015, it would have to correct all ill-feelings caused by the selection of candidates based on sentiments, the Concern Arewa Patriots, CAP, has suggested.

National Coordinator of the organisation, Maiyaki Idris told newsmen in Sokoto, yesterday, that “re-balancing of power sharing formula based on merit will make peaceful advent of a new formula, during and after 2015 – 2019 dispensation, rancour-free.”

Crowd at the  Abubakar Gunmi Central Market in Kaduna State on June 24 after relaxation of 24hrs curfew engendered  by multiple bomb attacks which killed many in the state  Photo by Olu Ajayi.
File photo: Crowd at the Abubakar Gunmi Central Market in Kaduna Photo by Olu Ajayi.

“Towards the emergence of the Northern Presidency come 2015, CAP appeals to the North to dispassionately address the crucial choice of candidates with credibility standards that are devoid of ethnic, political and religious sentiments.

“It should be one that exemplifies incorruptibility, that is saleable, that is reliable and one that has track record of nationalism and performance, for a nation in need of a promised land.”

Idris called on all stakeholders in the North to lend their support to the course “without undue tension, debate and legal tussle that have given rise to suspicion and insecurity in our nation today.”


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