Arewa Consultative Forum breaks silence on Obasanjo’s Coalition for Nigeria


The Secretary General of the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), Mr. Anthony N. Sani, has described the emergence of the Coalition for Nigeria under the leadership of Chief Olusegun Obasanjo as democracy in action.

Sani is of the opinion that the coalition will bring about the needed cultural renaissance into the polity.

The ACF scribe in a statement observed that, “While there may be national consensus on problems of a nation, there is often no similar national consensus on methods of solution.

“And that is why multiparty democracy allows political parties to present distinct methods of solving the national problems as contained in the party manifestos which are used to canvass for the needed mandate for implementation.

“Those who disagree with the approaches and style of sitting governments are at liberty to join a party of their choice or form a party of their choice and campaign for electoral mandate instead of resorting to violence or ways to split the country.

“We have seen the feats by some young men in France and Australia who worked hard by mobilizing the citizens and won the elections to become presidents. They never allowed frustrations from the challenges of living to becloud their judgements and resorted to violence.

“If the Coalition for Nigeria would provide a viable alternative platform, so be it. That is democracy in action. After all, democracy without a viable opposition is a sham.

“If the Coalition for Nigeria will bring about the needed cultural renaissance into the polity, it will be a welcome idea. But whether the former president has what it takes to bring about such cultural renaissance in the polity is yet to be seen.”


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