The Northern Elders Forum (NEF) has said that, ahead of the 2023 general elections, "numerous deceitful lawmakers are profiting by insecurity from various pieces of Nigeria to hurt and debilitate the North by making it the offender behind all way of complaints, genuine or devised."
In a statement made on Monday, endorsed by NEF's Director, Publicity and Advocacy, Dr Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, the Forum said that "individuals who accept they can scare or compromise the North into submitting to their requests are terribly mixed up". The statement reads: "Northern Elders Forum (NEF) has followed late turns of events, occasions and expressions from numerous quarters, all of which recommend that our nation is at a vital crossroads that will decide its destiny and the security of all Nigerians for quite a while to come.
"The Forum perceives the notable chance for leaders, elderly folks and different Nigerians who have faith in acting dependably to venture up now and recover the country from impending catastrophe.
"It comprehends that a significant number of the incitements and dangers are straightforwardly identified with moves for 2023, just as endeavors to hurt and debilitate the North by making it the guilty party behind all way of complaints, genuine or imagined. Individuals who accept they can scare or undermine the North into submitting to their requests are terribly mixed up."
They added: "The North additionally needs a Nigeria which addresses at any rate at least its prerequisites, and these are many.Like any remaining Nigerians.
"There is far to go before 2023. Our majority rule measure should not be made the prisoner to hazardous and childish legislative issues. There are legislators who think debilitating the nation is their best assurance for accomplishing their objectives.
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