A group, Patriotic Northern Coalition for Justice, Peace and Equity, will hold a solidarity rally in Kaduna to express gratitude to the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
The National Coordinator of the coalition, Alhaji Babangida Sule-Manchok Jnr, told newsmen in Kaduna yesterday that the rally will hold immediately after the fasting period.
He pledged that all its members across the 19 northern states in the country and beyond have been notified about it.
He said the coalition was working for the development of the north and will therefore support any individual or group that works towards the success of the region.
“As a group, our basic interest is to work for the progress of the country in general and the North in particular.
“So, we will support anyone who has worked or is still working for the betterment of the region or have the interest of our region at heart.
“By working tirelessly to ensure the victory of our son, brother, father and leader, President Muhammadu Buhari, Bola Tinubu has shown that he is a true friend of the region.
“Even though people have grown tired of former President Goodluck Jonathan, it would have been difficult to defeat him if not for the unique commitment of Tinubu towards ensuring that his South-West region voted overwhelmingly for Buhari.
He went on: “So as part of our gratitude, we are organising this solidarity rally is to show him that we, the Northerners, are grateful to him for what he has done for us.
“It is not a political rally because electioneering campaigns have come and gone. ?
“This is a rally of gratitude and of a grateful people. In the rally, we shall also acknowledge all those who played one role or the other in the victory of Buhari.”
Asked if there were moves by some to work against Tinubu in APC as being reported, he said: “We won’t even allow anybody or group of persons from any part of the country to plan anything against Tinubu’s interest in APC.
“It is true that such moves are ongoing and we even know some of the people involved, but they won’t succeed.
“Selfish politicians can’t just sit down and begin to plot against someone we in the North are planning to appreciate for what he has done for us.”