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A Norther group known as Arewa Youth Assembly (AYA), has said the south-south should be allowed to produce the next president in 2023, to complete the tenure of former president, Goodluck Jonathan.
Mohammed Danlami, leader of the little-known group, while addressing a news conference in Kaduna, stated that it will enable the region “complete its eight-year slot”.
Jonathan, who is from the south-south, lost his re-election bid in 2015 to President Muhammadu Buhari.
Danlami stated that it will be unfair for anyone to advocate that power should remain in the north in 2023, saying the north has ruled the country since independence more than any other region.
“Arewa Youth Assembly have noticed a series of misleading comments being orchestrated by some political buccaneers over leadership factor that North should retain the national leadership come 2023,” he said.
“It is grossly unfair, malicious and wicked for all those fuelling or promoting this project. We say NO! We say NO!! We say NO!!!
“Our great nation has not fulfilled its potential and our realities are far from our ideals, it is time for a new generation to build a modern Nigeria.”
He asked Nigerian youths to take a cue from emerging global change in political leadership and “take charge to build the Nigeria of our dream.”
He said nobody has an idea where the nation would be heading to if the north retains power in 2023, adding that “the greatest challenge facing Nigeria today is that of leadership.”
“We are calling for power shift to the clam surface of the burning hydrocarbon the land of the South-South. We need leaders with vision and passion because sound and visionary political leadership is vital for Nigerian peaceful co-existence” Danlami further said.
“With this timely intervention ahead of 2023 we are championing the course of youths within the age bracket of 40 to 50 years to lead Nigeria to the promise land.
“A vibrant youth who is detribalized, a youth who have vision enough to foresee the needs of the people and must be compassionate enough to match these needs with actions.
“For Nigeria to progress no time for experimentation, sentiments, tribalism or mediocrity, so, such a man must be strong enough, articulate and incorruptible, he must have a good sense of judgment, unquestionable integrity, be full of honour and moral courage…
“The expectation of 2023 leadership is high, but we are constrained to speak up on the unnecessary distraction and our solidarity toward our fellow brother from South-South towards enthroning a new leadership in 2023.
“Our country belongs to all of us, as youths we have a duty to make it better and we have a duty to retire and stop recycling old politicians permanently.
“The choice before us is to change the narratives towards political leadership, come 2023 it is between progress and retrogression, between our youth leadership freedom and our continuing false imprisonment.
“It is high time for a brilliant and industrious youth who is prepared to rebuild of our nation from it foundation be it a Christian or a Muslim.
“We are with our brothers from South-South to produce a youthful leader with depth and substance, a leader with focus attention on knowledge economy by prioritising education and health investing hugely in the sector for transformational growth.”
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