Vice President Kashim Shettima | Photo: Google
‘Magaji appealed to security agents to fish out those making false allegations against the Vice President Shettima and Alkali on the reappointment of the board’
By Ahmed Ahmed
The North East Elders and Youth Peoples Forum (NEYPF) has condemned attacks on Vice President Kashim Shettima and the Managing Director, North East Development Commission (NEDC), Mohammad Goni Alkali, over reappointment of the board members of the commission.
The group’s Chairman, Alhaji Salihu Magaji, and Secretary, Lawal Abdullahi, made the condemnation at a press conference in Bauchi on Monday.
Magaji appealed to security agents to fish out those making false allegations against the Vice President Shettima and Alkali on the reappointment of the board.
He said that the unwarranted attack on the appointment of Alkali and the false threat to go to court by the faceless and not registered group was mischievous and based on hatred, malice, envy and ignorance.
He described the “naysayers” enemies of North East as those planning to make false allegations to distract Alkali from consolidating on the good work he has started of repositioning the region through execution of laudable projects in the region.
Magaji said that the people behind the statement were feigning ignorance on how federal appointments were made, to sway unsuspecting public to their mischief ploy to cause crisis.
He also commended President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Vice President Kashim Shettiman and the Senate for finding Alkali alongside other appointees worthy of appointment into the NEDC board.
“First of all, we wish to thank President Tinubu for the reappointment of the board, which was long in coming.
“We are indeed proud of Alkali; he has a humble political pedigree, sagacity, and versatility in all fields of human endeavor.
“We outrightly condemn the sponsors of the false and imaginary write-up.
“We are sad that these self-centered faceless groups did not see anything good in this appointment to congratulate the beneficiaries,” he said.
He, however, assured that they would continue to support any individual or cause that would bring development and unity to the people of North Eastern Nigeria.
Also, Mr Lawal Abdullahi, the group’s secretary, called on security agencies to fish out the writers of the article for denigrating Nigerian Vice President, Senator Kashim Shettima.