From Mustapha Adamu, Kano
Coalition of Northern Governors, CNG has strongly advised Nigerians, especially northerners to vote for credible leaders at all levels, irrespective of their political parties ahead of the 2023 elections.
Chairman Board of Trustees of the group, Nastura Ashraf gave the advice at a press conference in Kano yesterday.
Mr Ashraf said the CNG has noted that the politics of the country has taken a new dimension of deceiving electorates not to waste their votes by voting any other party than Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and All Progressives Congress, APC.
According to him, there are credible candidates to be elected in other political parties better than those in APC and PDP, adding that Nigerians should not be hoodwinked into voting for only two major political parties in the 2023 elections and beyond.
He said” Our advice to Nigerians, especially northerners is that, ahead of the 2023 elections, they should think critically to elect a leaders whom they believed will stand for them in the time of hardship. Who will protect their lives and properties.
“ Nigerians should consider track record of the candidates, irrespective of their political parties, to see if they previously led you well.
“ We have noticed some section of the country deceiving people not to vote for credible candidates but political parties. This is foolhardy and baseless.
“Our call to Nigerians, especially northerners is to voted for credible candidates at any party, not necessarily APC or PDP. That is the aim of this press conference,” he said.
The group also expressed fear over possible voter apathy in the northern Nigeria due to reported lower participation in the ongoing viter registration.