- A northern youth group has thrown its weight behind Bola Tinubu's presidential ambition
- The group, Tinubu North West Ambassadors, insists the former Lagos state governor is one of the few progressives in the country
- The youth group also chided some prominent northern leaders who are insisting on retaining power in the north in 2023
A Northern youth group has advocated power shift to the southern part of the country, after the expiration of President Muhammadu Buhari’s tenure in 2023.
The group, Tinubu North West Ambassadors, also endorsed the presidential aspiration of former Lagos state governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
The group said its stance for power shift is for the sake of national cohesion, peace and unity, insisting that the next president of Nigeria should come from southern part of the country.
National coordinator of the group, Comrade Alhassan Anas Muhammad, made the comments while speaking to journalists shortly after their sensitisation rally around the northwest region.
The group described as unfortunate the position of some prominent northern leaders who are insisting on retaining power in the north in 2023.
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“President Buhari has brought about the needed change in Nigeria through diversification of the nation’s economy, calming the security situation and empowering youth and women through the social insurance programme of his government,” Muhammad said.
“We are only advocating for a candidate of southern extraction that shares the same ideology with Buhari and has requisite experience to lead Nigeria to the promised land.
“We have decided to throw our support behind the former Lagos state governor and National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu,” the group noted.
According to them, Tinubu is one of the very few progressives that have distinguished themselves and shown commitment to the progres and development of Nigeria.
Meanwhile, Senator Ibikunle Amosun has denied reports suggesting he has joined the 2023 presidential race.
The former governor of Ogun state was reacting to the circulation of his purported presidential posters on social media.
In a statement sent to journalists by his spokesman, Alhaji Bola Adeyemi, Senator Amosun said it belies logic that such a move would be his preoccupation at the moment, “when indeed I have not spent a year in my current assignment as the senator representing Ogun Central District.”
He stated that anyone nursing a presidential ambition at the moment is an enemy of Nigeria and “does not desire any good for Mr President.”
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