2023 : Northern Group Inaugurates Movement to Search for Buhari’s Successor
Northern group under auspices of Progressive Movement for Democracy (PDM) on Saturday inaugurated the steering committee members to search for a credible and reputable candidate with interest of the North that will succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.
According to the group , the need to commence process of searching for Buhari’s successor is to avoid friction, disunity and political criss that could create crack in the North .
In his address during the inaugural meeting held Banquet Hall ,Arewa House ,Kaduna, the Hon. Muhammad Auwal Musa , Interim Chairman of Progressive Movement for Democracy ,Northwest zone explained , “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 .
He further said ” For PMD , it doesn’t matter, which region Buhari’s successor will come from ,our concern is a good leader with a common vision and interest of Nigerians ”
” President Muhammadu Buhari will quit as president in 2023 , the group established to bring youths under one umbrella to mobilise and channel our cause for development and political alignments ,will be saddled with 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
” Our youths must recognise that political apathy, violence or protest can’t help our cause or development , but our ability to remain united which is a great weapons for lobby and relevance .”
However , the Interim Chairman maintained that PMD was established to create a platform for discussing North’s common problems, challenges such as poverty, unemployment and insecurity with a view to find solutions ,adding ” This is why it is properly registered with all relevant documents in place .”
Musa who gave a background about PMD ,” Explained , ” The group group started from Jigawa with an already established leadership structure ,so we didn’t need to form a new group with the steering Committee Members cut across the seven northwest states ; Kano,Jigawa ,Kaduna ,Katsina, Sokoto ,Kebbi and Zamfara .