Group Seeks Arrest, Prosecution Of Interim Government Advocates
Tunde Akanbi, Ilorin
Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has called for the arrest and prosecution of anyone or persons found or caught canvassing for interim government.
The forum is a political and cultural association of leaders in Northern Nigeria formed in year 2000.
The influential socio- cultural group also said that Nigerians will resist any attempt by individuals or groups to foist an interim government on the country.
The chairman, Kwara State chapter of ACF, Dr Mohammed Ghali Alaaya made the position of the organisation known during an interview with newsmen in Ilorin, the state capital.
Alaaya added that, “anybody, no matter how highly-placed advocating or supporting interim government under any guise will be met with the strongest of opposition. I can assure you that Nigerians are too loud in that direction”.
According to him, anybody who makes such move, should be arrested and prosecuted for treason; because that is the height of insurordination against the country and that nobody will accept this. “I trust my northern people” he declared.
” I trust Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq and other All Progressives governors that led the campaign for power to shift to the South will be pleased that the country is one despite the contrary permutations from some quarters.
“The northern governors when they spoke for power to shift to the South did so bearing in mind the troubles and expectations of Nigerians. The decision was predicated on good intentions. Everybody fell in love with that decision.
“The President-Elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu won the February 25, 2023 election in 30 out of the 36 states of the the federation and most of the votes were even gotten from the north. It is even very surprising that anybody would contest election and win in other regions order than his own to that extent. Nigerians have spoken and we have spoken loudly. It will be so sad for anybody now to say that President-elect Asiwaju Bola Tinubu should not be sworn-in.”