More Splintering In The North As Arewa Consultative Forum Breaks Into Two With The Creation Of The New North Central Peoples Forum
The North is seemingly rearranging itself and donning a new political face.
This is because some prominent leaders from the North-Central geopolitical zone have exited the Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF led by the former Minister of Agriculture, Audu Ogbe and announced the formation of the North Central Peoples Forum, NCPF.
The new group will fight insecurity and marginalization, as they cited the worsening insecurity in the north as their reason for breaking away. The interim chairman of the group will be Gabriel Aduku, the former Minister of State for Health with other key members being former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Senator Jeremiah Useni, former Deputy Senate President, Ibrahim Mantu, former Military Administrator of Kwara State, Col. David Bamigboye (retd.), and former deputy chief of staff to the President, Chief Olusola Akomode.
Senator Useni while addressing reporters in Abuja on the development said:
" The North Central zone has been bedeviled by all manner of social vices.
“We will support and cooperate fully with the Federal Government for full and complete implementation of infrastructures, development projects situated in the zone and the involvement of the people of the zone in the national affairs of the country.
“We will promote, defend and strengthen North Central unity and the interest of its people in the context of one indivisible Nigeria and to contribute to the safeguarding of her territorial integrity.”
The Arewa Consultative Forum, has yet to comment on the splintering.
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