Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Kaduna Governor challenges Shekarau, Yerima on Northern unity


Minister of state for Finance Yerima Ngama

The governor made the challenge in Kaduna on Tuesday.

Governor Muhktar Yero of Kaduna State has challenged former Governors of Kano and Zamfara States, Ibrahim Shekarau and Sani Yerima, to use their positions to unite the North in the interest of the region and the younger generation.

A statement by the Director General, Media and Publicity to the Governor, Ahmed Maiyaki, Tuesday, said Mr. Yero gave the challenge when the duo led the All Nigeria Peoples Party, ANPP, National Rebuilding and Contact Committee on a courtesy call on him at Sir Kashim Ibrahim House, Kaduna.

Governor Yero stressed that differences in political parties and religion should be seen as strength and not weaknesses, which should be utilised for the unity and development of the society.

He asserted that both men are wearing the great title of Sardauna; one of Kano and the other of Zamfara and they should see it as a privilege and also an opportunity to better the lots of the upcoming generation.

“The choice of Kaduna by the ANPP for the North West stake holders meeting showed that a lot of progress is being recorded in the political sphere of the country across political divides” he said.

Earlier, Mr. Shekarau had told the governor that they were in Kaduna for the North West meeting of the ANPP to discuss the merger of opposition parties aimed at building a formidable alternative platform for Nigerians.

He said the ANPP respects other political opinions as there would always be difference in opinions. He commiserated with Mr. Yero over the demise of his predecessor and congratulated him on his elevation.

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