Group condemns Shettima’s statement on rotation of presidency
An interest group, known as ‘The Vanguard’, has condemned a statement by the National President, Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF), Yerima Shettima, on the rotation of presidency in the country.
Addressing journalists in Lagos, the group’s Public Relations Officer, Oyetayo Olusegun, noted that Shettima recently granted an interview to journalists over the speculations of who becomes next president of Nigeria come 2023.
According to the PRO, Shettima who when asked “if the decision of the Northern political elites to retain power still, in the North come 2023, would not cause a rift between President Muhammadu Buhari and his friend, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, as a lot of Nigerians believe Tinubu would be considered the next president”, Shettima responded thus; “Asiwaju is even the last person or option the North would consider.”
The Group, therefore, advised Shettima and AYCF to stand aloof on the issue of who becomes the country next president, saying Shettima has no political right to speak against Tinubu, neither would he decide for the northerners or Nigerians.
“We can’t accept such threat from Shettima because he is seeking Asiwaju’s attention, and won’t get it. We, therefore, say no to his statement and disregard it as null and void, and we make bold to say we stand for Tinubu come 2023,” he said.