The Northern Elders Discussion board (NEF) has issued a powerful warning to people, teams and politicians, who in keeping with it, are attempting to balkanize the nation.
The discussion board, in a press release signed by its Director, Publicity and Advocacy, Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, blamed the weak spot of the President Muhammadu Buhari authorities for all of the agitations and conflicts between ethnic teams within the nation.
NEF famous that current developments, occasions and utterances from many quarters, counsel that the nation is at a defining second that may decide its destiny and the safety of all Nigerians for a very long time to return.
In line with the elders, Nigeria has by no means been so threatened by a mixture of weak and ineffective governance beneath President Muhammadu Buhari and a decided effort from many quarters to capitalize on the weak spot to assault the foundations which give all residents and communities some consolation.
In line with NEF, many teams and people with public standing and political adventurers at the moment are seeing the weak spot of the present authorities to accentuate assaults on the foundations of the nation.
“These teams’ actions counsel that they understand a vacuum which supplies an ideal setting for questioning the legitimacy of the Nigerian State, its potential to struggle in opposition to subversion and different acts of hostility and its dedication to uphold the rule of legislation.
“The one voices being heard are these which demand the balkanization of the nation, or encourage harmful politics and different acts that pitch some communities in opposition to others.”
The group famous that many of those provocations and threats are instantly associated to maneuvers for 2023 election, in addition to makes an attempt to harm and weaken the North by making it the perpetrator behind all method of grievances, actual or contrived.
“Individuals who consider they will intimidate or threaten the North into submitting to their calls for are grossly mistaken.
“The North additionally desires a Nigeria which addresses not less than a minimal of its necessities, and these are many. Like all different Nigerians, it believes this nation should meet explicit and normal pursuits, and no group’s curiosity is superior to the opposite’s.
“There’s a lengthy strategy to go earlier than 2023. Our democratic course of should not be made the hostage to harmful and shortsighted politics.
“There are politicians who assume weakening the nation is their finest assure for reaching their targets. Teams that are floating irredentist agendas to blackmail others don’t impress the North.
“It’s important that elected leaders discover the need to scale back the injury of opportunistic politicians. If, because it clearly seems to be the case, they can not do that, residents with the capability to affect opinion and chart a course in direction of a safer nation for all residents ought to get entangled.
“On the most minimal stage, assaults on Fulani communities who reside peacefully with communities within the South should cease.”