2023: Northerners Won’t Vote Along Religious, Ethnic Lines Like In 2015 – CNG

The Coalition of Northern Group (CNG) has said the northern region would not vote along ethnic lines as it did in 2015.

Abdul-Azeez Suleiman, Spokesman of the coalition, disclosed this on Sunday in Kaduna at a sensitization conference themed, “Politics of Sentiment, a Critical Factor Militating Development and Democracy in Nigeria”.

He stressed that the northerners trusted with power have inadvertently isolated the region politically, economically, and socially. The CNG spokesman berated greedy politicians for misusing their offices at the expense of the Nigerian people.

“The CNG is today urging you to be less reliant on divisive political party propaganda and empty promises that have never and will never be kept,” he said.

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“If the prize of voting along religious, ethnic or sectional sentiments is to become the most wretched, the most distressed, divided and most deprived, the north must therefore sincerely begin to ask itself if that price is worth paying.”

According to Suleiman, the northern region voted for leaders in 2015 with the hope that they would tackle insecurity and fix the economy.

Lamenting that the region made a mistake, he noted that the leaders trusted with power had neglected the northern people.