We Won’t Support Any Presidential Candidate Above 60 years – Arewa Youths

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The president of Socio-cultural group, Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF), Yerima Shettima has posited that the group would not be supporting any presidential candidate who is above the age of 60 ahead of the 2023 presidential election in Nigeria.

Yerima explained that he sides with former Head of State, General Ibrahim Babangida’s (rtd) remarks that Nigerians should expect a younger person as their president in 2023.

Yerima made his submission in a chat with some journalists.

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He said: “We have made our position very clear that we will not pitch our tent with any old generation. This is not because it is not their right to contest, but you can rest assured that we will only campaign for young generations. We will be looking forward to those that are in their 40s and 50s.

“We have been sensitising the youths on those who have been recycling themselves over and over again without being able to provide answers to our issues.

“So, we want to, for once, do it for ourselves and I am sure we have the strength to do it. We are looking inward for capable hands in the younger generation this time around,”

Yerima also spoke on restructuring, Yerima said: “I have been talking about this overconcentration of power and if we continue to do this, we will continue to have funny people with funny characters occupying some of these political spaces.

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