North Group Holds Special Prayers for Tinubu, Laments Buhari’s Presidency’s Impact

North Group Holds Special Prayers for Tinubu, Laments Buhari’s Presidency’s Impact

John Shiklam in Kaduna

The Arewa Think Tank (ATT) has regretted that former President, Muhammadu Buhari, spent eight years in office without much impact on the North.

The Convener of the group, Muhammad Yakubu, stated this in an interview with journalists yesterday in Kaduna shortly after a special prayer session organised by the ATT to mark President Bola Tinubu’s birthday.

He said the North had hope that Buhari would tackle the challenges of insecurity during his eight year tenure, regretting that the situation got worst under his watch.

Yakubu said considering the enormity of challenges facing the North, the region does not need political power for now.

He said: “We must put our house in order and tell ourselves the bitter truth. Security challenges which we hoped that former President Buhari would have dealt with, got worst.

“The North does not need political power, but infrastructural and educational development by a leader who cares for the region.”

Yakubu noted that since assumption of office, Tinubu has demonstrated that he has the capacity to address the challenges he inherited from the Buhari administration.

He said the prayer session was for God to guide and give him the wisdom and courage to steer the affairs of Nigeria.

According to him, “The northern part of the country cannot stop President Tinubu if he wants to run for a second term in 2027.”

Yakubu said the North needs infrastructural and educational development by a leader who cares for the region.

“Why will the North stop President Tinubu in 2027 after somebody from the North had done eight years?

“For us to have peace in this country, the North has no other option or alternative than to vote Tinubu for another second term so that he can do eight years as well.

“What North should be thinking now is infrastructural and educational development. Considering the enormity of challenges facing the North now, it does not need political power now,” he said.

The group said so far, Tinubu has demonstrated the capacity to address the security and economic problems facing the country.

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