Southern Kaduna residents have expressed outrage about alleged marginalization in state and federal appointments.
They demanded that the next Kaduna State ministerial appointment be designated to the area.
Yusuf Kanhu, the movement’s national coordinator, told journalists in Kaduna on Monday that the Southern Kaduna region has suffered extreme marginalization over the last eight years, particularly after the All Progressives Congress (APC) came to power.
“The Southern Kaduna people, through the Southern Kaduna Renewed Hope Movement of Nigeria, decry the ongoing marginalization of the southern region within the governance of Kaduna State,” he explained.
He noted that during the previous administration of Malam Nasir El-Rufai, a major difference in political appointments and campaigns occurred, resulting in an unequal representation of the region.
According to the movement, the establishment of the Muslim-Muslim ticket widened the divide by relegating the Christians and Muslims of Southern Kaduna to deputy seats or responsibilities of lesser prominence.
He advocated for an equitable allocation of appointments to the state’s southern region, encouraging Governor Uba Sani to be fair to both the Christian and Muslim communities in the region.