2023 Presidency: North Will Not Cede Power To South – Arewa Youths
The Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF), says the North still wants the presidency in 2023 and would not cede power to the South when Nigerians go to the polls for the 2023 Presidency.
Naija News reports that the President of the AYCF, Shettima Yerima, made this claim in an interview on Tuesday where he added that it irritates the entire North for some southern politicians to think Northerners will leave power for them in 2023.
His words: “How can you think we will cede power to the South in 2023? The North still want the presidency. The south is in charge of the economy and they have everything, so why would they want to take away the only thing we have.
“What would you call that? Even if we are ceding power to the south in 2023, we should be considering people like Orji Uzor Kalu. He is someone the north trusts and the Northern elders will give him their full support. Most Nigerians don’t know that Kalu’s incarceration emanated from conspiracy and betrayal from his own party, the APC,” he said.
The AYCF President also accused the leaders of All Progressives Congress (APC), Nigeria’s ruling party, from the south of conspiring against Senator Orji Uzor Kalu because of 2023 presidential ambitions.
Speaking further, Yerima berated Nnia Nwodo, the President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, and its leadership for keeping silent during the entire period of Kalu’s travails
The AYCF President also warned the North over the dangers of abandoning Senator Kalu in custody, adding that Northern elders must be commended for “standing firm for Kalu” who he referred to as their “long time ally, brother and friend.”