A Northern Group, Arewa Youths Progressives Alliance(AYPA) have warned presidential contestant, Rabiu Kwankwaso against making comments that fail to represent the North.
The Group issued the warning following Kwankwaso’s recent comments on Channels TV, which insinuated that all of the North will want to vote for him.
The Group through their spokesman, Alhaji Sambo Galadima, said the North is not exempt from the many evils that have befallen Nigeria and will therefore vote for the best candidate that can fix them.
They further said time has come to leave ethnic and religious politics aside and do the right thing.
“Dr Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso’s utterances portray the North as retrogressive and the average northern voter as insensitive and unconcerned about the sufferings of Nigerians and the high rate of insecurity and economic woes bedevilling Nigeria, and rather concerned about having ‘fellow northerner and fellow Muslim’ perpetuate themselves in power.
“Nothing can be farther from the truth. The northerner experiences the same level of frustration with the state of governance in the country that the average Nigerian from any part of Nigeria experiences and wishes like every Nigerian that things improve for the better and that the most capable and most prepared individuals take charge of governance at different levels, including the presidency of the country, for the betterment of Nigeria,” he said.