Following an emergency meeting of the Northern Democratic Forum, signed by Dr Jibril Tafida, the National Chairman, the Forum has strongly condemned the opposition by certain sponsored elements within the northern youth to the zoning of the President of the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
The Forum notes that the decision by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to zone the Senate presidency is based on principles of fairness, justice, and equity. It is not about who gave the party votes, but ensuring that all regions and religions are duly represented at the highest levels of government. It is worth noting that the President, Speaker, and Chief Justice of the federation are all Muslims.
We strongly condemn the move by these elements as it is capable of bringing disunity to the already fragile unity of the country. The decision to zone the Senate presidency is a move towards inclusiveness and should be commended by all well-meaning Nigerians.
The Northern Democratic Forum urges Nigerians to condemn this move in the strongest terms possible. We call on all stakeholders to ensure that unity, justice and equity continue to govern our political processes.
Dr Jibril Tafida
Northern Democratic Forum.