Northern Forum  Warns Marafa Over Attack On Saraki

Northern Forum  Warns Marafa Over Attack On Saraki

BY Our Reporter

Group under the auspices of Northern Unity Forum (NUF) an umbrella body for unity and development of the north, has called on Senator Kabiru Marafa (APC Zamfara Central) to sheath his sword and support the purposeful leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari and the leadership of the Senate under Distinguished Senator Abubakar Bukola Saraki. 
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NUF in a statement  signed by its chairman, Sulieman Yaro Esq and made available to newsmen in Kaduna yesterday, noted that for long time now, the north that it’s founding father, late premier of the region, Sir Ahmadu Bello worked tirelessly to build has become disunited and fragile through schemes and machinations of men in power for the region to lose it’s determinant power in the Nigeria equation. 

According to the statement,“Today, you hear of north and core-north, a coinage that was imported to weaken the one monolithic north of the late Sardauna of Sokoto,” he explained.  

Yaro said that the north has for over six years running, witnessed monumental displacement of its citizens in large numbers through insurgency and other vices that has further impoverished the region.

 He further said that now that efforts are being intensified to resettle and develop the area, some senators under the guise of Senate Unity Forum (SUF) led by the Zamfara Central senator are out to stall the noble effort of the Senate under Dr. Saraki leadership. 

NUF therefore advised SUF and its leadership to join hands with the Saraki led senate to bring even development to the devastated north-east as his (Marafa) sole effort for self aggrandisement will not receive the support of the north.

NUF said that the sponsored protest in the National Assembly against the suspension of the Zamfara Central senator by hired protesters was baseless, and the call for suspension of the senate president, senseless. 

The body said that opposition of the Zamfara Central senator to Saraki emergence as senate president was only for self, as he continues to shift the goal post. 

According to NUF, “In the days following the announcement of the Senate Standing Committees by the Senate President, Senator Marafa made available  a well-publicized article stating that Saraki had done right in the constitution of the Senate committees, and there would be no cause for alarm.”
 
NUF further quoted the senator as saying, “Many like me thought that this development spelled out that peace would once again rein in the Senate.” 

NUF therefore recalled that on Tuesday, November 10, 2015, the same senator began to change mouth by coming to the floor of the Senate armed with a new argument to change his mind from his earlier statement. 
It added that in the senator’s new point of view, the senate president had skewed the numbers of committees in favour of certain interests which is anti development.

 “This is where we differ with the senator that his intention is not for the good of the senate, the north and Nigeria at large. We warn that further act of dissident in the senate will be resisted with all vehemence”‎ the group stressed.

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