Northern Group says no Southern PDP Aspirant Can Solve Nigeria’s Crisis.
Written by News Room on May 3, 2022
The Northern Youth Leaders Forum (NYLF), an umbrella body of 42 northern youth organisations, says none of the southern presidential aspirants on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has the political will to tame Nigeria’s current challenges.
The body also declared that the North has not produced any consensus presidential candidate, contrary to the position of the Northern Elders Forum as announced by its convener, Prof Ango Abdullahi.
The NYLF National Chairman, Elliot Afiyo, made the position known on Tuesday while addressing newsmen in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital.
Afiyo maintained that the North is not hellbent on retaining the presidency come 2023 but the next president must be a leader who has the political will to change Nigeria’s current “unusual circumstances.”
He said the All Progressives Congress (APC) led government had reneged on its promises and further plunge the country into deeper crisis.
The NYFL National Chairman called on Nigerians to eschew regional and ethnicity sentiment in the choice of the next president of the country.