2023: North can be minority – Northern Christian group blasts NEF




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L – r: Mr. Daniel Kadzai and Baba-Ahmed

By Kingsley Chukwuka

JOS – A Christian group under the aegis of Northern Nigeria Christian (CNNC), has said Northern Nigeria is in the verge of becoming the minority in subsequent elections beginning 2023.

CNNC said given the prevalent security challenges in northern part of the country where Christians and other tribes not perceived as northern Muslims have been consciously targeted and killed, hence they have renewed a new quest of identity away the North.

of the Christian group, Mr. Daniel Kadzai, was responding to the spokesman of the Northern Elders Forum (NEF), Hakeem Baba-Ahmed on his statement on Channels Television, where he vowed that would continue leading Nigeria, arguing that the region has the majority to produce the next president the ballot.

According to Kadzai, “ can be fractured into many ethnic groups. The North- central are even saying that they are not part of the North and are pushing to be recognised as the Middle-belt region.

“Also Hausa Christians in do not want to align with the Fulani. So how are they majority and which majority is Baba-Ahmed referring to?”, Kadzai queried.

Our correspondent reports that with the presidential polls in view, leaders and of southern extraction have been clamouring for a shift in power, arguing that the region must provide the nation’s next leader.

But NEF, in its most recent submission on the nation’s polity, rejected the push to have Nigeria’s next president come the southern region.