ACF FINALLY DECLARES SUPPORT FOR SOUTHERN PRESIDENCY IN 2023

GODWIN ISENYO The pan-Northern socio-political organisation, Arewa Consultative Forum, has said it has no objection to a southerner becoming Nigeria’s president in 2023. It, however, said it would not interfere in a matter that had to do with political parties or support a particular zone or candidate for the presidency or any other office. The ACF’s National Publicity Secretary, Mr Emmanuel Yawe, who made this known to our correspondent, said the impression created that northerners would never support a southerner to become the president of the country was wrong. Yawe…

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TENSION AS ACF THREATENS TO STOP SUPPLY OF FOODSTUFFS TO RIVERS

Dennis Naku, Port Harcourt Prices of foodstuffs in Rivers and other states in the South-South may triple over threat by the Arewa Consultative Forum to stop further supply of foodstuffs to the area due to attacks by suspected members of the Indigenous Peoples Organisation of Biafra. The Chairman of the ACF in Rivers State, Usman Ibrahim, who stated this in Port Harcourt, the state capital, said the decision was due to attacks targeted at those supplying food into the South by proscribed IPOB members, wondering how they would continue doing…

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MIDDLE BELT LEADERS BREAK AWAY FROM ACF, FORMS NORTH CENTRAL CONSULTATIVE FORUM

By Tony Akowe, Abuja The pan Northern Social political organization, Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) may have suffered a further depletion as leaders of the North Central geopolitical zone on Friday established the North Central Peoples Forum which they said will help fight against insecurity and marginalization in the zone. The group said in spite of the abundant mineral and human resources available in the zone, the North Central has become endangered species in the comity of zones in the country with kidnapping, banditry and other forms of criminality taking place…

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AUDU OGBEH BECOMES AREWA CONSULTATIVE FORUM LEADER

The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) on Tuesday appointed a former Minister of Agriculture, Chief Audu Ogbeh as its new Chairman. The Chairman of the Leadership Selection Committee, Lt. Gen. Mohammed Wushishi and the Secretary, Malam Bukar Zarma, disclosed this in a statement in Kaduna. A former Minister of State for Power and Steel, Alhaji Murtala Aliyu emerged the Secretary General of the National Working Committee (NWC) of ACF. According to the statement, the appointments were ratified and adopted after several hours of deliberations. The statement read: “Amb. Shehu Malami is…

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