2023 Presidency: Northern Youths Officially Endorses Tinubu
Northern youths under the aegis of United Northern Youth and Students (UNYS) have officially endorsed former Lagos State governor and the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, for Presidency in 2023.
The group however are angry at their state governor Nasir el-Rufai for calling for the abolition of power rotation in the country.
Coordinator of the youth group, Comrade Jabir Maiturare, in a news conference on Friday, said Tinubu has contributed more to the North politically, particularly his coordination of the South West for an overwhelming support that brought about the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015 as well as his re-election in 2019.
Maiturare said: “Let it be known that Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu has not declared to contest for any position yet. Instead, he is solidly behind President Muhammadu Buhari and giving him the required support.
“In any case, whenever he seeks to contest for any position, including the presidency in 2023, we are ready to give him overwhelming support, and we therefore dissociate ourselves from such irresponsible act of some minority youth from the North.
“In the same vein, we wish to state categorically that Governor Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai’s statement against the zoning arrangement in place is uncalled for and should not be given any serious thought because he speaks only for himself and not for the North.”