A coalition of professional organisations in Northern Nigeria under the aegis of the Arewa New Agenda on Wednesday assembled in Abuja to brainstorm on the demands they would table before presidential candidates for the 2023 elections.
They promised to harmonise their agenda and interest of the North as regards the 2023 election and present their demands to the candidates.
They articulated their agenda in Abuja during the opening ceremony of the conference organised by ANA in collaboration with Arewa House with the theme, “Building strategic imperatives of the Arewa agenda.”
The presidential candidates for the 2023 elections included Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, All Progressives Congress; Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, Peoples Democratic Party; Peter Obi, Labour Party and Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso New Nigeria Peoples Party.
During the conference, a former governor of Zamfara State, Ahmad Sani Yerima, told Journalists that the conference would also look at the candidates contesting for other positions from the Northern perspective and see who has the capacity and competence to address the problems of the North.
He also said what Nigeria needed in 2023 is a good leader that should be President for all, adding that he does not believe in the power rotation.
Yerima said, “The conference is an event organised by a forum of people of various disciplines in the North to harmonise an agenda that will be presented to politicians aspiring to be President of this country. We believe we should come together and say this is our problem and this is the solution we are proposing for the candidate that wants to govern this country.