The Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) has accused the South-West of attempting to overthrow President Muhammadu Buhari through the RevolutionNow protest led by the former presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (ACC), Omoyele Sowore.
Concise News gathered that the CNG claimed that the RevolutionNow was a SouthWest conspiracy and hence Northerners refused to take part in it.
The Department of State Services (DSS) had arrested Sowore last Saturday over the protest.
Despite his arrest, the protest was held in some states of the country.
Spokesperson for the northern group, Abdul-Azeez Sulaiman explained that the group’s decision not to be part of the RevolutionNow was because “the North will not be part of any international conspiracy supported by South Westerners to destabilize the country.”
“It is quite unfortunate that the South-West which has been the single major beneficiary of the Buhari administration should also be in the forefront of efforts to discredit and bring him down by all means,” he said in a statement.
“This can be seen in the manner in which the bulk of political, cultural, religious and traditional leadership is standing solidly against the government with its open support for call for a violent overthrow of the Buhari government by the #Revolutionow organizers.
“In particular, such individual beneficiaries of the government as Bola Tinubu, Fashola, Fayemi, Aregbesola, and others largely from the South-West were nowhere to be seen when their people and the southern-based media ignited tensions over the government’s Ruga initiative.
“These same beneficiaries appear today in implicit support of the proposed insurrection by maintaining conspiratorial neutrality while other southern influencers like Wole Soyinka, Bisi Akande, Falana, etc explicitly back the organizers.”