Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Buhari, Bafarawa Meet On North Agenda For 2015

Former Head of State and Presidential candidate for the Congress of Progressive Change,  Major-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), again on Tuesday met  behind closed-door with former Governor of Sokoto State, Attahiru Bafarawa,  over the insecurity  and other challenges  in the North.
Besides, the meeting which lasted for more than three hours at Buhari’s home, a source said, dwelt on the unity and the future of  the region among other issues.
The duo had met  in September where the unity of the region was said to be the high point of their discussion.
Bafarawa, a member of the Board of Trustees of the All Nigeria Peoples Party, had in that meeting  expressed his concern over political disunity in the North  ahead of  2015 general elections.
The former governor had said,  “I came to him (Buhari) to discuss in order to chart the way forward on how we can unite ourselves in the North because the North is in disarray.  Therefore, we need to unite since we are masters of all trade when you talk of political activities in the North.
“I think there is a solution to our disunity in the North because before now, discussions toward achieving unity had been based on political parties.”
Tuesday’s meeting, the  source added, was a  continuation of the September meeting, saying “several matters affecting North and the country were discussed.”
Bafarawa said the meeting was to make them more united to face the current reality in the country, especially the security challenges, the 2015 general elections and the stability the country.
He urged Nigerians to be “strong,  dedicated  and hardworking towards sustaining the country’s unity and future of upcoming generations.”
It was gathered that Bafarawa  said after the meeting that they were committed to sustaining and widening the scope of the meeting to include other stakeholders, saying the strength of the North in building and bringing positive solution to the country would be derived from honest advice and approach on the issues that are facing the country.

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