The Arewa Youths Consultative Forum has vowed to make sure the Northern a part of the nation produces the subsequent president in 2023.
The AYCF National President, Yerima Shettima, stated the North would mobilise folks of the area to get their Permanent Voters Cards to vote for a presidential candidate from the area.
Speaking with Daily Post, Shettima stated since politics is a recreation of numbers, the North would mobilise and guarantee they produced Nigeria’s subsequent president.
Countering the decision by Southerners for rotational presidency, Shettima stated the North would produce a youthful and succesful president in 2023.
He stated: “We will mobilise our people to get their PVCs because democracy is all about numbers and we will get the numbers that will give us the next president of this country, no going back on it.
“Southern governors need to bring their heads down and lobby, let’s talk, agree and bargain because democracy is all about lobbying, understanding and respect for one another, not by intimidating anybody.
“We would push for Nigeria’s president from Northern extraction, we are not looking for Southern presidency the way they are looking for it, we are looking for the president of the country from Northern extraction.
“He would be experienced, youthful with capacity and something to offer and we will build synergy.”
On the problem of ban on open grazing, the AYCF National President stated the Southern governors reserved the precise to take such a choice.
He, nevertheless, charged Northern governors to make provisions for herders to return to the North and proceed their enterprise.
Shettima additionally stated Northern governors ought to have legal guidelines that will cease Southerners residing within the North concerned in unfavourable companies.
“The issue of open grazing is a personal issue, so if at the end of the day, the governors feel they don’t want anybody to graze within their territory, then they have that right to do so.
“But, the Northern governors will also look into other sectors and businesses owned by Southerners that portray negativity to our youths in the North. They should make a law that would stop them.
“The Northern governors should be courageous enough to produce lands for them so they can bring back their cattle back to the North to do their grazing,” he stated.