A coalition of Northern civil society groups has announced plans to organise a One million man march in support of President Muhammadu Buhari. Premium Times reports that the coalition had a meeting in Kaduna on Thursday, November 23 where it also declared support for the fight against corruption of the administration.
It also described the acting Chairman of the Economic and financial Crimes commission (EFCC) Ibrahim Magu as “one of the most fiery, fearless and most daring anti-corruption czar in Africa.” Bashir Ibrahim who is the convener of the coalition and Chairman of Arewa Transparency Champions said the time has come for “all Nigerian men and women of goodwill to extend all the necessary support to President Buhari and EFCC’s Magu to deliver on this important pillar of the APC government’s 2015 campaign promise.” Abdulrahman Danbatta who is also one of the coordinators of the meeting said “with the powerful integrity credentials of President Buhari and a fearless and dogged anti-corruption fighter like Magu, Nigeria is indeed luckier at this point in the nation’s history”.
The coalition called on “all patriotic Nigerian stakeholders to sustain the fierce war on corruption by giving their unflinching support to President Buhari and the EFCC as an institution of public service”. It explained plans to organise a one million man march “in solidarity with the president and the EFCC, during which we shall present a special medal of honour to the chairman and operatives of the EFCC in Abuja.” Meanwhile, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar announced his defection from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Nigerians want PDP back in 2019 – Goodluck Jonathan declares at PDP Caucus Meeting on.
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