The spokesperson of the Northern Elders Forum (NEF), Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, has stated that the north keeps paying for the failures of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Naija News reports that he stated this on Wednesday while speaking at the 2021 Ripples Nigeria Dialogue.
Baba-Ahmed dismissed insinuations that the northerners are quiet over the failures of Buhari’s administration, stressing that they were the first to tell the president he is wrong.
He stated that northerners have long realised before the southerners that the country have the wrong person at the Villa.
“We campaigned against Buhari because he failed us. We paid the biggest price for Buhari’s failure and we northerners are not soft on Buhari.
“We support restructuring, equity and we want Nigeria resources shared fairly,” he stated.
Baba-Ahmed, who recently joined the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP), stated that northerners are still looking for partners to salvage the country and build a nation our forefathers wanted.
The NEF spokesperson stated that northerners will not defend anyone based on where he comes from, stressing that the presidency is not for any region or tribe to give away.
He said: “Buhari’s administration has released bandits and kidnappers on us and destroyed our lives.
“Please don’t attribute Buhari’s failure on northerners because we are big victims of Buhari’s failure.”