From Mohammed Ibrahim, Kaduna
Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF, yesterday said as a group it will not align itself with any political party in the next coming general election.
Acting Chairman of ACF, Musa Kwande described the Forum as nonpartisan, non- political and nonreligious.
He stated this when Peoples Trust presidential candidate, Gbenga Hashim visited the Secretariat in Kaduna.
“ACF as you aware, is a nonpartisan, non-political,non-religious body devoid of any ethnic or tribal, sentiments. Thus, its status as the foremost northern socio-cultural organization which tries to promote peace, unity.
“ Justice and the rule of law, with the main thrust to promoting and protecting the interest and development of north and it’s people within the context Of one indivisible Nation, is not in question.
“In our non-partisan disposition, we do not align ourselves to any individual or political party. it rather strive to weigh the scale on what is good for the north in particular and good of the nation.” he said.
Kwande also urged independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to ensure that a fair level playing ground is provided to all political parties and their candidates.
The presidential candidate of PT Joel Gbenga Olayepo Hashim thanked the Forum for receiving his delegation as he assured Nigerians of his commitment to revive it shattered economy if elected president come 2019.