A Northern socio-political group, the Arewa Youth Consultative Forum, AYCF has given a condition to vote for the next president of Nigeria.
Among the top contenders for the 2023 presidential race is the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, the National Leader of the New Nigeria Peoples Party, Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso and former Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi.
Naija News reports that Atiku is the flag-bearer for the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Obi is holding the ticket for Labour Party and Kwankwaso for NNPP.
However, AYCF has said that it will only support any of the presidential candidates based on their choice of running mate.
The group further stated through its President, Shettima Yerima, that only a candidate who considers working with the youths will get its backing.
Yerima in a chat with Daily Post on Monday said whoever the presidential hopefuls pick as their running mate will tell more about who they are.
He said, “The ultimate thing is that the youths should try to get their PVC. After all, it’s not just these two political parties that we have.
“We have the opportunity to turn things around. And it’s possible that things will turn around in favour of the Nigerian youths.
“Everybody should get their PVC. After a few weeks, we can make a decision. Already, I’m embarking on consultations with our counterparts across the country.”
“Our decision on who to support will depend on who they pick as their running mates. We want a candidate that will have the younger generation at heart and who they pick as their running mates will tell us more about who they are,” Yerima reiterated.