State of the Nation: CUPP urges Buhari to appoint Matawalle to lead national peace

The Opposition Political Parties under the umbrella of “Coalition of United Political Parties” (CUPP) on Sunday urged President Muhammadu Buhari to appoint the governor of Zamfara State, Alhaji Bello Matawalle with the responsibility of leading a national shuttle for confidence building to address the multi-faceted challenges facing Nigeria as a nation.

In a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja by its national spokesman, Comrade Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere, the noted with delight the efforts being made by the Zamfara State Governor, Matawalle, to build peace and cohesion not only in his state but across the country since assumption of office.

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The opposition coalition, which pledged support to Governor Matawalle peace and cohesion building efforts, said it was time for President Buhari to invite political leaders to meet to address issues of equity, justice and cohesion now threatening the existence of Nigeria as an independent nation.

According to the statement, “the call has become necessary because of our conviction, based on the governor’s recent engagements across tribal and religious divides shows that he is acceptable to all sides of the divides.”

The CUPP said it believed that there was no better time than now for President Buhari to summon the necessary political will to invite political leaders to a roundtable where they would address issues of equity, justice and cohesion as well as other multi-faceted challenges threatening the peaceful coexistence of the country.

 

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