The Southern Kaduna Peoples Union (SOKAPU) has thrown its weight behind the southern governors for power to shift to the south in 2023.
The group in a statement by its President, Comrade Jonathan Asake said, “We wish to categorically declare that we align with the position taken by the Southern Governors for power to shift to the southern part of Nigeria after the eight years of President Buhari in 2023. Thereafter, power should then rotate among the North, South, and Middle Belt zones to ensure justice, fairness, and equity.”
The union noted that the insistence on power remaining in the north in 2023 is a recipe for the chaos that could threaten the corporate existence of Nigeria knowing fully well that over six years of Northern leadership under President Muhammadu Buhari has placed the country on life support.
He stressed, “We need a change of baton in leadership to the South as a means of building confidence, inclusiveness and resuscitating the country.”
He added, “When the governors of the 19 northern states converged for a meeting at Kaduna on Monday, September 27, 2021, most of us thought the meeting was to review critical challenges facing the north particularly, and the country in general with the view to addressing such.”
“It is most regrettable that this group of leaders displayed their insensitivity and myopic disposition on the plight of their citizens who have been under tremendous onslaught by bandits, kidnappers, Fulani herdsmen militia, and other criminal groups.
It is obvious that there is no state in the North that has been spared of the activities of these terrorist groups, with many communities having been invaded, their people massacred and many more displaced into dehumanising IDP camps,” he further lamented.