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BREAKING: 2027: Katsina Elders’ Forum not speaking for North – Matawalle

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The views of Katsina Elders’ Forum has been described as not reflecting the position of Northern Nigeria on the re-election of President Bola Tinubu in 2027.

Minister of State for Defence Bello Matawalle, who disclosed this in a statement on Thursday in Abuja, said that it was wrong for the elders to make such statements.

The former Zamfara governor said that what Northern Nigeria needs now is the security of lives and property, which the President is committed to provide.
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He also warned that anything capable of truncating the nation’s democracy and setting the North against other regions would not be tolerated by the government.

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The forum had issued a warning to Tinubu over the decision of his administration to relocate some departments of the Central Bank of Nigeria to Lagos.

It also disagreed with the relocation of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria and the issue of the Umaru Musa Yar’Adua International Airport expansion project in Katsina.

The elders had asked the President to reverse the decisions or risk losing the support of the North in the 2027 general election.

Mr Matawalle described the threat by the forum as an empty one and contrived to cause hatred, disunity, and to set Northern Nigeria against their brothers and sisters from other parts of the country.

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“President Tinubu is for all Nigerians and he has no interest or agenda against any of the six geopolitical zones of the country.

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