The Chairman of the Northern States Governors’ Forum (NSGF), Dr. Babangida Aliyu, has said the North is ready for the proposed National Conference.
Aliyu, who is also the Governor of Niger State, declared this in Yola, Adamawa State during the conferment of the traditional title of Talban Adamawa on Daniel Mustapha, held at the palace of the Lamido Adamawa, Dr. Barkindo Mustapha.
According to him, the region was prepared to participate in the conference without any fear.
“The North is ready for the conference, no matter what happen, we will come up better, more developed and indeed more united. And I believe what will come out from the conference is for the advantage of Nigeria and its unity. There is no doubting the fact that all parts of Nigeria need unity,” he said.
Speaking also on the decision of seven PDP governors to challenge the national leadership of the party, Aliyu said it was in the best interest of the country.
“Many people in the country did not understand why we came out to challenge the leadership style of the Bamanga Tukur-led National Working Committee,” he said.
“All we are saying is that we wanted democracy, because whatever happens in PDP affect Nigeria and Nigerians. The reason for our action was that we were looking for true democracy, justice, equity and fairness in our great party, the PDP,” he added.