The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in the 19 northern states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has faulted the claim by Governor Babangida Aliyu of Niger State that there were plots to cause dusunity in the region and that he and other northern leaders have been presiding over a divided North.
Speaking in an interview in Kaduna on Tuesday, Publicity Secretary of Northern CAN, Elder Sunday Oibe, said Governor Aliyu, who is chairman of the Northern Governors’ Forum, should put his house in order and stop discriminating against Christians in his state before there would be unity in the North.
“The Niger State governor should stop insinuating that some people are causing division in the North. He is one of those causing the division with his discrimination against Christians. If he truly wants northern unity, let him start by correcting the imbalance in the political arrangement in Niger State,” he said.
He said before Aliyu became the governor of Niger State, there was Christian deputy governor in the state but when he became governor, he picked a Muslim as his deputy, while the speaker of the state House of Assembly was also a Muslim in spite of the fact that …