2023: Northern group berates Arewa Youths, supports Ganduje over Tinubu remarks

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Northern group working for Senator Ahmed Bola Tinubu’s 2023 presidential ambition which operates under the aegis of ‘Asiwaju Project Beyond 2023’ has said that the Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje is actually speaking for the entire northern parts of Nigeria when he said that the North is fully supporting Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu in his bid to become Nigerian President come 2023.

It will be recalled that, Yerima Shettima, President, Arewa Youths Consultative Forum, AYCF, had lashed at the Kano State Governor for supporting Tinubu’s presidential ambition, says he was not speaking for the North.

In a press statement signed by the trio of Honourable Buhari Hussaini, North East Mobilisation Director of the Project, Hon. Adamu Birniwa, North West Mobilisation Director and Hajiya Halima Mohammed, North Central Mobilisation Director of the Project Beyond 2023, they berated the AYCF President for talking to His Excellency, Governor Abdullahi Ganduje in that manner, saying he lacks “locus standi” to speak for the North.

According to them, “We the Mobilisation Directors of Asiwaju Project Beyond 2023 on behalf of the entire good people of Northern Nigeria are saying categorically that the we are fully behind the Presidential ambition of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu to become Nigerian President after President Mohammadu Buhari come 2023.

We are not ungrateful elements and we can never be, we are aware of Tinubu’s support for Buhari’s presidential elections, after a series of trials he won in 2015 with sole support of Almighty Allah through Bola Tinubu and it is time to pay him back by supporting his ambition too” the statement reads.

They further said that Bola Tinubu stands for true & worthy leadership, he stands for growth, progress and developments, Bola Tinubu stands for justice, equity, egalitarian society and life more abundant for all. He is detribalised, since his days as governor and up till today, there are many northern people and other tribes in the Lagos State Executive Council courtesy his detribalized posture.

Bola Tinubu has visited many Book Haram ravaged states in the north in person and he has donated handsomely for the rebuilding of shattered lives unlike any other personality in Nigeria of today.

“Bola Tinubu has contributed tremendously to the democratic developments of Nigeria, he has built a lot of Nigerians to the levels of political leaders and Business moguls in Nigeria, he is a philanthropist of no class and he has supported so many lives beyond religions, ethnic and political colouration, what other characteristics are we looking for again in a worthy leader.” they queried.

“Many leaders apart from Kano Governor like Our fathers; Mallam Tanko Yakassai, Emir of Borgu, Emir of Kano, Emir of Katsina, Etsu Nupe and a whole lots of them have patriotically seen beyond now and throw their heavy weight behind Bola Tinubu, so which North is Yerima speaking for, we are of the opinion that he is talking for himself not even for Arewa youths because he cannot be wiser than our political and traditional leaders mentioned above” they said.

They call on all Nigerians especially in the North to shun all media campaign against Bola Tinubu because he is physically fit, mentally alert and intellectually sound to lead Nigeria to greater heights in socioeconomic and political growth and developments spheres.

Source: (Capital Post)

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