ACF pledges to support credible leadership committed to development, unity in 2019
The northern socio-cultural group, Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), has said that it will support the emergence of a credible presidential candidate who will promote peace, unity and development of Nigeria in 2019 elections.
Besides, the Arewa leaders, however, pointed out that the ACF would not openly canvass support for any individual candidate in the forthcoming polls but will sensitise Nigerians to elect the credible presidential candidate who will chart a path for the rule of law in the country.
The northern leaders stated this when they received the presidential candidate of Trust Party (TP), Gbenga Olawepo Hashim and other members of the party at the ACF secretariat in Kaduna yesterday.
They said the Arewa elders had concluded plans to sensitise Nigerians in an enlightenment campaign to educate them on the choice of a credible president for the 2019 general elections.
The Acting Chairman of ACF, Alhaji Musa Liman Kwande, in his address said: “The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) is a non-partisan, non-political, non-religious body devoid of any ethnic or tribal sentiment. Thus, its status as the foremost northern socio-cultural organisation is not in question.
“In our non-partisan disposition, we do not align ourselves to any individual or political party. Rather, we strive to weigh the scale on what is good for the North in particular, and the overall good of the nation.
“We expect to see genuinely, the very positive and pragmatic policies and measures put in place to fight against corruption, insecurity, impunity, anarchy and a host of other disingenuous activities which, if not effectively contained, would certainly be the bane of our progress and development as a people and one cohesive nation.”
Hashim, who commended the contribution of ACF to politics and nation-building, urged the Arewa leaders to support his candidature in the presidential election.