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CD group suggests solution to political instability, farmers/herders clashes



The Campaign for Democracy (CD), on Saturday urged the Federal Government to come up with a policy of political reconciliation that would allow the opposition political actors to contribute to governance.

Alhaji Abdullahi Jabi, chairman CD in Niger, made the suggestion in an interview with the Nigeria News Agency in Minna.

Jabi said that the measure would allow the opposition political actors to contribute to governance and to douse political tension in the country.

“The syndrome of winner takes all, should be discouraged to create room for stability in government, cooperation and partnership in serving Nigerians,” he said.

He said that for the government of President Muhammadu Buhari to continue to enjoy the support of the people, particularly the electorate, the social contract and campaign promises must be fulfilled by government.

He noted that the negative effect of the clashes have led to poverty, insecurity, human displacement, reduction in economic activities and disease.

He advocated for true federalism, which implies power sharing and building interdependence among the six geo-political zones in the country.

“In this case there will be no room for threat to secede, hence equity and respect for the rule of law shall be observed in resource sharing,” he said.

The CD Chairman also said that devolution of power to the states where people would be the centre of development to enhance productivity would fast-track economic development of the country.

“Politicians must be sincere to promote the interest of the people and improve their well being to reduce tension in the land and not exploiting the people to remain in power,” he said.

He called on the three tiers of government to create the enabling environment for youth employment and youth and women inclusion in government.

According to him, 65 per cent of the youth are not only idle, but unemployed and under employed, accounting for the high rate of crime.