The Coalition of Northern Groups has has released a statement disassociating from a certain “Revolution March” to hold nationwide, beginning from Monday, 5th March, 2019.
In its statement the CNG stated that it had inadvertently arrived at the following conclusions:
‘‘That the ultimate aim of the proponents of the march who are at best couriers of a foreign destabilization plot, has not been clearly and satisfactorily defined, which renders the whole exercise suspect.
That the CNG remains unshakable in its understanding that every civil disagreement can be resolved through honest, sincere and open discussions without unnecessary recourse to actions liable to further inflame tensions without achieving lasting results.
That the CNG is not disposed to participating in, supporting, encouraging or in anyway promoting actions that are potentially violent, sponsored by obscure organisations with suspicious motives.
We have failed to see how the interest of particularly the northern people can be served by a movement led by people who have been directly or remotely connected to the decades-old agenda for the emasculation of the North.”
The CNG therefore ”calls on all northerners to disregard the calls and resist the temptation of being dragged into participating in any way in a movement that would turn out to the disadvantage of the region.
The CNG also categorically dissociates itself from the organisation, promotion and participation in any conduct capable of worsening the already dicey situation the country, in particular the North, is in today.
They reassert the commitment of the organisation to the propagation and protection of the rights of all northerners and shall never fall into the traps set by its traditional internal and external traducers in whatever guise.’‘
It concluded that ‘‘For the avoidance of doubt, the North shall at all times remain ready to enter into any civilized and decent discussion with any part of the country for whatever intent and purpose without succumbing to temptations of exposing innocent lives to unnecessary danger.’‘