Northern group under the auspices of Progressive Movement for Democracy (PMD) on Saturday inaugurated steering committee members who were given the mandate to begin the search for Buhari’s successor come 2023.
It was also gathered that they were mandated to search for a credible and reputable candidate that has the interest of the North and will succeed the president.
According to them , the reason to get as regards finding Buhari’s successor was to avoid succesavoid tension, disunity and political crisis that are capable of creating crack in the North.
Speaking during the inaugural meeting of the movement on Saturday, the Interim chairman, Hon Muhammad Auwal Musa noted that today no northerner is happy over what is happening in the country especially the region.
“The security challenge and poverty ravaging the region is unprecedented. We can not fold our arms and continue to watch until the entire region is consume.
”We have seen how Boko Haram infiltrated Borno, how bandits destroyed Zamfara, how kidnapping is now in Kaduna and now moving to Abuja.
”We want a united front to fight for the interest of the north ahead of the 2023 election just like we did in 2014 when APC was established.
“⁴President Muhammadu Buhari will leave as president in 2023, we decided to come together and to bring northerners under one umbrella so that we can channel our cause for development and political alignments.
”Our committe was given the responsibility to search for a qualified and suitable presidential candidate with interest of our region .
“We must work and explore all political avenues to identify creditable aspirants that have the leadership capacity for quality representation at all levels of contest.