Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) has dissociated itself from a call on the North by another group to key into #RevolutionNow campaign championed by publisher and human rights activist, Omoyele Sowore.
Reacting on Wednesday at popular Arewa House, Kaduna, Spokesman of CNG, Abdul-Azeez Suleiman, insisted the North would not join.
According to him, “the #Revolutionow was politely rejected by the North in view of its pronounced sinister intention of forcefully overthrowing the current democratic government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“It is therefore surprising and suspicious that any group of people should, for any any intent and purposes, attempt to resurrect the dead revolution particularly in the North.
“We wish to remind the North of the expedience to retain its position as the bulwark of respect, integrity, dignity, decorum, tradition, decency, morality, civilization, etiquette, good behaviour, politeness, accommodation, and other positive traits that include civil approach to every situation.
“The fact that in spite of the studied and dignified reserve of the North and refusal by its people to engage in the destructive move for the overthrow of a democratic government in the guise of a revolution, fresh attempts are now made to mislead the region into embarking on a journey without knowing the actual destination, gives room for serious concern.
“It is observed that without the slightest hint at addressing national grievances, these planned protests only aim to promote the mischievous 2023 political agenda of certain northern politicians by scapegoating other individuals.
“While the nation is generally convinced about the existence of a certain cabal with ample influence on President Muhammadu Buhari and his policies, we nevertheless believe that it should not be made the key focus for the calls to violent confrontation as suggested by organizers of the protests.
“CNG specifically suspects a certain serving governor of one of the northwest states of masterminding the proposed northern version of the #Revolutionow as well as the anti-cabal protests held earlier to bring about chaos to avenge his loss in a bid to be made a principal officer in the presidency.
“We therefore see the planned agitations and disturbances as part of a wider agenda aimed at ushering in of instability thereby occasioning a change of structure in the presidency to suit the plan of this governor by whatever means and tactics.
To our brothers who are misled into accepting to be part of the dangerous agitations, we urge more patriotism on their part and ask them to reconsider their position, keeping in mind how Libya was brought to its present situation,” he urged.