Ahead of the 2023 presidential election, an influential group in the north, Northern Youth Leaders Forum (NYLF), has disclosed the names of politicians they are considering to support for the number one seat.
Comrade Elliot Afiyo, the national chairman of the group, made the disclosure in an interview with Daily Sun.
According to the report, Afiyo said the group will consider supporting candidates for 2023 presidency from the south and northeast geopolitical zones exclusively.
Legit.ng lists in this piece the names of the politicians the group said it may back in the next presidential election:
1. Atiku Abubakar
2. Bala Mohammed
3. Bola Tinubu
4. Nyesom Wike
5. Orji Uzor Kalu
6. Peter Obi
Afiyo said it is injurious and morally unjustifiable and unacceptable for somebody to come from the northwest to contest for the presidency in 2023.
He said the zone has had two presidents and a vice president.
The northern youths group also spoke about possible pairing they can consider supporting for the presidency.
Prof. Babagana Zulum
Paired with any of the politicians from the south listed below:
1. Nyesom Wike,
2. Ifeanyi Okowa
3. Ben Ayade
4. Raymond Dokpesi
5. Peter Obi
6. Rochas Okorocha
7. Orji Kalu,
1. Bola Tinubu,
2. Kayode Fayemi
3. Yemi Osinbajo.
1. Nasir El-Rufai
2. Abdullahi Ganduje
3. Simon Lalong
4. Atiku Bagudu
In another related report, former governor of Kano state and current chairman, Senate committee on Independent Electoral Commission (INEC), Senator Kabiru Gaya has expressed his desire for the southern region of the country to produce the next president of Nigeria.
The Kano south senator said that with the completion of President Muhammadu Buhari’s eight-year tenure in 2023, it would be unfair for the north to vie for the nation’s number one position again.
He also stated that unless Nigeria is united, the country will not be able to achieve its collective desire as a nation.
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