The Arewa Youth Consultative Forum on Thursday declared that the North nonetheless has 4 years to rule Nigeria, after the tenure of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The AYCF National President, Yerima Shettima made the declaration whereas faulting the Southern governors’ name for a rotational presidency to the South in 2023.
In an interview with Daily Post, Shettima insisted that former Presidents, Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan dominated Nigeria for 14 years in favour of the South, whereas the late Musa Yar’Adua and Buhari would have dominated for 10 years in 2023.
Hence the North has 4 years excellent.
The Southern governors had demanded that the Southern a part of the nation ought to produce Nigeria’s subsequent president in 2023. They made the decision throughout a gathering in Lagos State.
Reacting, Shettima famous that Southern governors can’t intimidate the North with such selections.
He mentioned: “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 a 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 theirs was an interruption due to natural or unforeseen circumstances we found ourselves in.
“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.”