With hope for a better Nigeria, the President of Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF), in the person of Yerima Shettima, has totally eliminated the possibility of supporting any presidential aspirant who is above the age of 60 ahead of the awaited 2023 presidential election in Nigeria. This was made known to the public on Saturday 2021.
According to him, the youths in the northern region would go with the position of a former Head of State, General Ibrahim Babangida (rtd), and that Nigerians should look inward for a younger person to be their president come 2023.
Yerima Shettima, whose voice was heard in Kaduna during an interactive session with journalists made it known categorically that, only presidential aspirants who are in their 40s and 50s would be given maximum support irrespective of the region they come from.
In his words:
“We have made our position absolutely clear that we will not again pitch our tent with any old generation. This is not because it’s not their right to contest, but you can be rest assured that we will only campaign for young generations.
“Anything from 60 is old for Nigeria. We will be looking forward to those that are in their 40s and 50s.
“We have been sensitising the youths on those who have been recycling themselves over and over again without being able to provide answers to our issues.
“So, we want to for once do it for ourselves and I am sure we have the strength to do it. We are looking inward for capable hands in the younger generation this time around”.
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