- Coalition of Benue Youths have urged former governor of Sokoto state, Alhaji Attahiru Bafarawa, to consider contesting for presidency
- The group said the former governor would make a better president by stabilising the nation
Ahead of the 2019 general polls, former governor of Sokoto state, Alhaji Attahiru Bafarawa, has been urged by the Coalition of Benue Youths to consider contesting for the presidential ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
According to Daily Trust, coordinator of the coalition, Comrade Ejeke Shagari, speaking in Abuja on Wednesday, February 14, said Bafarawa would make a better president by stabilising the nation and delivering dividends of democracy to the people if given the mandate.
“The current state of the country is definitely not what Nigerians voted and wished for. We are clamouring for a decisive and innovative leadership that will urgently change the negative narrative.
“This is indeed a very worrisome time for Nigeria. There is widespread discontent, anger, hunger, criminality and tension in the country. All people of good conscience should be disturbed by the direction the country is headed to.
“We are calling on you (Bafarawa) to heed our clarion call and enter the contest for the presidency of our great country come 2019,” the group said.
According to an earlier report by NAIJ.com, Bafarawa advised both the Benue and federal governments to evolve a political solution to end the violence instead of trading blames.
“What is required to end the crisis is a workable solution that would be acceptable to all sides; trying to establish who is right or wrong is not what matters now,” Bafarawa said on Friday, February 2, in Makurdi, when he paid a condolence visit to Governor Samuel Ortom.
He opined that a military approach to tackling the crisis would not solve the problem. “A military approach will not solve the problem; the solution to it is political. We need to involve the traditional institution.
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