The Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF), has on Thursday 15th July, 2021, stated that the Northern region of Nigeria still has four (4) more years to rule the country. ayokinews.com reports
This was made public by the National President AYCF, Yerima Shettima, who faulted the presidential rotational demand of the Southern Governors ahead of the 2023 General Election.
It should be recalled that the Southern Governors had earlier during a meeting held in Lagos, issued a communique demanding the zoning of the next president of Nigeria to the Southern region come 2023.
Shettima noted that the Southern Governors cannot intimidate the North with its unrealistic demand.
“That is their personal view which is not binding on Nigerians and Northerners.
“We are in a democracy and it must be practiced with all inclusiveness; as far as we are concerned, it’s not binding on anybody and nobody will abide by such resolution.
“If we are talking about justice, it was not served to us as far as we are concerned, because there is no way Obasanjo would have had eight years uninterrupted, Yar’Adua only did two years then Jonathan took over as an acting president in 2009 and in 2011, Jonathan should not have contested going by the arrangement.
“North is supposed to have eight years uninterrupted but their was interruption due to natural or unforseen circumstances we found ourselves in.
“We forsaw a day like this coming, Jonathan contested in 2011 and won the election. He had six years while Obasanjo had eight years; all in favour of the Southern part of the country. Jonathan and Obasanjo did 14 years in favour of the South.
“After the death of Yar’Adua, the two years outstanding with Buhari’s eight years, if he finishes, you discover that North has only 10 years; so where lies the remaining four years, where is justice?
“We insist that nobody can intimidate us, I will say it again, nobody, not even the Southern governors can intimidate the North as it is today.
“The decision of the Southern governors is purely their business and is not binding on any of us in the North.”