- A prominent leader in the north, Usman Yusuf, has told Nigerian politicians to forget about the 2023 elections
- Yusuf said that the insecurity level in the country should be a major cause of concern for all Nigerians
- The Arewa leader noted that no election can hold in an atmosphere of chaos and unrest
Professor Usman Yusuf, a popular northern leader, has made a prediction about the next general elections in Nigeria.
In an exclusive interview with The Sun, Yusuf, who was a former executive secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), said politicians preparing for the 2023 election are living on false hope.
Legit.ng gathered that the northern leader emphasised that the 2023 general elections would never hold, especially in the north, given the level of insecurity in the country.
He said that rather than focus on how to end insurgency in Nigeria, politicians were talking about restructuring the zone where the presidency would come from in 2023.
“There is insecurity all over the country and what have the politicians who are very selfish been talking all these times - restructuring, 2023 presidency, where the president will come from. We are in 2020, first-year into a four-year term.
"At a time when Nigeria is facing the worst insecurity of its lifetime even since civil war; at a time when the ship of state is drifting, at a time when our people are facing the most excruciating poverty and hunger, our politicians are thinking of who will be handed over power in 2023, instead of how to get us out of the pit, and I wonder.
“If this insecurity continues towards 2023, there may not be a country to restructure, there may not be a presidency to rotate and 2023 may just be dream. It will just be a bridge too far we may not get there.
If any politician thinks there is going to be a clean restructuring, clean rotation, clean breakup when there is this insecurity, the person should wake up because you are going to have warlords everywhere- there will be warlords in Mushin, Agege, Surulere, Victoria Island etc.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that President Muhammadu Buhari has finally admitted that the effort of Nigeria’s security chiefs against insurgency is not enough.
It was reported that the president made this known in a meeting held with the service chiefs at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Thursday, December 17.
The president bemoaned the abysmal performance of the heads of security agencies in the fight against insurgents in the country.
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