In an interview, Arewa Consultative Forum Chairman of the Board of Trustees Bashir Dalhatu said that although a northerner had been in power for the previous eight years, the north had not been in power. In response to assertions that the North was in charge, he said this. He went on to say that Buhari’s departure from office was not seen as a loss of power for the North because his administration had no impact on Northerners’ lives. He made the argument that, contrary to popular belief, if the North had been in power, the northern region of Nigeria would have experienced the greatest level of development over the previous 20 years. CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>
Speaking further in an interview with Arise TV, Bashir Dalhatu stated that no Northern State in Nigeria in the last 20 years has been affected positively because a Northerner was in power. He went further to say that any Northern state that is developing is a result of the state government and not the federal government.
According to him, “We don’t view this as loss of power; a northerner was in power in the last eight years, but the north was not in power. You cannot say we are in power; the North was not in power. I come from a village in Jigawa State, and in the last 20 years, very little has changed. Whatever changed in Jigawa was the effort of the state government and not the federal government. You can tell that there are so many towns in northern Nigeria that have not changed in any way or received federal patronage because a northerner was in power.” CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>