By Newsie Events Media:
Following the Southern Governors call for a rotational presidency at the end of its meeting in Lagos state, which it went further to insist that the next president should come from the south, the Arewa Youth Consultative Forum on Thursday declared that the North still has four years to rule Nigeria, after the tenure of President Muhammadu Buhari
According to Yerima Shettima, the AYCF National President, who made the declaration while faulting the position of the Southern Governors, during an interview with Daily Post, maintained that it’s still the turn of the North, citing former Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan who he said, ruled for 14 years in favour of the South.
He noted that Late Musa Yar’Adua and Buhari would have ruled for 10years in 2023. Therefore, according to Shettima, the North still have more four years after President Buhari.
The Southern governors had demanded during a meeting in Lagos that the Southern part of the country should produce Nigeria’s next president in 2023.
Shettima, while reacting, noted that Southern governors cannot intimidate the North with such decisions.
He said: “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.”
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