Arewa accuses Tinubu, APC of using Judiciary to destabilise Northern region

An Arewa movement, known as Northern Coalition Youths Movement Initiative, (NYMI), has accused President Bola Ahmed Tinubu-led administration and the ruling All-Progressives Congress (APC) of an hidden agenda to destabilize the Northern commercial nerve centre in order to weaken the economy of the region.

This was disclosed in a world press conference at Arewa House in Kaduna state yesterday.

The Secretary-General of the movement, Comrade Ibrahim Mohammed Inuwa, pointed to series of moves being made by the government to undermine the region using the judiciary to subvert the people’s mandate in Kano, Plateau and Zamfara States.

According to him, in recent times, they have observed with dismay how the much Nigeria’s Judiciary has become the lapdog to the Executive arm of Government, which they said is expected to check as an independent entity.

“He said, “Gone are the days when judges dish out logical judgments that are acceptable to the litigants in any disputes. It is however sad that the administration of President Bola Tinubu and the APC has resorted to using the judiciary to snatch what it has lost at the ballot.

According to the NYMI, under the APC, the votes of the people no longer count, this is because the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has become an extended part of the ruling party. In a bid to do the bidding of the APC,

“The Judiciary has now become the rubber stamp to the massive scale of electoral robbery in the country. Where the INEC fails to award victories to APC candidate, the same courts are the avenue where the victories of the opposition parties are now only arrested but also stolen and given to the APC.

“Nigerians are living witnesses to what is going on in the Court of Appeal with respect to the governorship poll in Kano, Plateau and Zamfara States, where the opposition parties have won the State at the ballot box, and the attempt by the Federal Government to snatch these states from the winning political parties”.

The coalition accused the Tinubu’s government of waging war against leading political lights from the region in a bid to destroy or whittle-down their relevance before the poll.

Comrade IInuwa said the coalition has been monitoring the development for some time, he however urged leaders in the North to live up to their responsibility of protecting the interest of their region. “We wish to draw the attention of the people of the North to an ongoing sinister plot by Pres. Tinubu and the ruling APC to politically decimate the North and render it impotent ahead of the forthcoming 2027 general election”, he added.

The coalition lamented the fate of the immediate-past Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir el-Rufa’i in the hands of the current government despite the support it gave to President Bola Tinubu during the electioneering campaign. They also listed those who have been humiliated by the current government to include Senators Danjuma Goje, AbdulAzeez Yari.

The statement further reads that: “The former Zamfara State Governor was subsequently rubbish by the Government when he tried to become the Senate President of the country. He was hounded and cowed to submission by the agents of the Government and the State”.

They added that: “Another Northerner who has also been humiliated since coming into being of this government is Senator Ali Ndume, who by right and qualification ought to be the Senate Leader, but has since been relegated to be the deputy despite having served in that position in the past in the last 9th Assembly”.

They further added that former Governor of Kano State, Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso is being harassed on daily basis to give up the mandate that the people of the state have given to his party in the general election with the hope of taking over the state from him.

“Despite appeals from Nigerians to ensure that sanity prevails, the current Government, since assuming office, are still working assiduously to snatch Kano with soul aim of destabilizing the commercial centre of the north. Their well-orchestrated decimation will spell doom for the region if care is not taken, it must however be noted that the current government in the country has continued to show its disdain to the region and its teeming masses. Let us recall the attempt that it made upon resumption of office to invade Niger Republic”, the statement concluded.

The coalition warned President Tinubu and Justice Kayode Ariwoola not to allow judiciary to destabilise the region as both of them will be held responsible. The group said failure to act will spell doom for the country as they will take law into their hands.

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