Hausa community in Rivers State have called on the state governor, Barr Nyesom Wike to consider non-indigenes, especially the north in his bid to build a new Rivers State.
South/South, South/East Co-ordinator, of Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF, Alhaji Musa Saidu, made the call in a chat with Nigerian Pilot in Port Harcourt.
Saidu, who lamented that the Hausa community suffered marginalisation under the Amaechi administration, stressed the need for the governor to give non-indigenes in the state a sense of belonging.
He told this reporter that Muslims have suffered greatly after the previous administration took the land which they used for cemetery from them.
He said: “What I want Wike to do is to take everybody along. Now he is the governor of the whole Rivers State. We northerners, we have been marginalised by the Amaechi government.
“The burial ground where Amaechi took from us, let Wike please return it. We don’t have where to bury our people anymore.
“That land was given to us by former chairman of Port Harcourt City local government. Now they went and exhumed the whole dead bodies and burnt them, which is bad. It is very deadly. So we want Wike to return that burial ground and take us along just like other non-indigenes.
“By constitution we are indigenes because we were born and brought up here and we are contributing our own quota to the development of the state.”
The coordinator also called on the governor to imbibe a forgiving spirit in order to reconcile all aggrieved parties in the state.
“We believe that Wike will be a good governor. So whatever grievances he has with Amaechi or anyone else, he should forgive. Those people supporting him today, they are supporting him because they were aggrieved with Amaechi”, he added.


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