National president of the Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF), Yerima Shettima has said the southeast will support a presidential candidate from the north in 2023.
Yerima who argues that the north needs another chance in 2023 to serve as compensation for the many challenges troubling the region, said that Bola Tinubu, leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), will not be supported if he decides to vie for the presidential election.
Yerima Shettima, National President of the Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF), says the 2019 presidential election has shown that the North has the most number of time.
“In all honesty, we are talking about Nigeria and democracy. We’ve found out strongly that with what has happened in the last four years if we are still one country or brothers and sisters, we expect solidarity across board without any political hindrance from any quarters.
“We expect Nigerians to look at the situation around us. The issue of insecurity is highest in the northern part of the country. So many things are still wrong. We were thinking that with someone from the northern extraction steering the affairs of the country, something good should have come to the north.
“However, the present administration came on board without a clear policy or direction for the country. They used the entire four years to complain and trade accusations. We have a new government currently and complaints have not ceased and it is obvious that from the way things are going, it is clear that the answers to our problems are not here”.
Speaking in a telephone interview with Eromosele Ebhomele of Leg.ng, Yerima also believes that the southeast will support the north to produce Muhammadu Buhari’s successor in 2023.
He says the north needs to be compensated. “You were one of the first to ask Nigerians to consider a northerner for the 2023 presidency.
“It looks like the picture is becoming clearer. What are the inner political workings of the north ahead of the election?”, Yerima queried.