The Arewa Youths Consultative Forum ( AYCF) has warned the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Bola Tinubu against contesting for the 2023 Presidency.
This warning was given by the National President of AYCF, Yerima Shettima, during an interview with DAILY POST.
According to him, Nigeria needs younger and vibrant leaders to saddle the country’s leadership position.
The Arewa president went on to describe Tinubu as a kingmaker as he states that kingmakers don’t become kings.
He noted that rather than becoming the president, the former Lagos State governor should play an advisory role in moving Nigeria forward.
“We need more younger and vibrant elements to champion or pilot the affairs of the country, so it’s wrong for the likes of him (Tinubu) that is supposed to be in the background to start yearning on coming back to rule the country.
“We can’t expect to continue doing one thing the same way and expect to get a different result, nobody is happy with the way this country is, so I expect the likes of him to play advisory roles on how the country should move forward.
“He has been a kingmaker, and in most cases, a kingmaker can’t become a king; that is the natural aspect of it.
“However, it will be better if he yields to advise and do the needful, but nobody would deprive him of contesting because it’s within his constitutional right, but Nigerians will decide at the ballot.
“In 2023, we are going to work on competency, and anybody can contest; whoever feels they want to contest should come up with their best 11, and we will come forward with us in the North, and Nigerians will decide.”
CREDIT: Daily Post