The Arewa Youths Consultative Forum, AYCF, has said that it will synergise with ethnic nationalities in the Southern part of the country, to produce a Consensus Candidate for the 2023 Presidential election,
The AYCF President-General, Yerima Shettima, explained that the synergy is aimed at producing a competent and credible Presidential Candidate in 2023.
Speaking, Shettima stated that youths across the country will not rely on the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and the All Progressives Congress, APC, in producing the Consensus Candidate.
He made the remark while confirming that the AYCF and Ohanaeze Youth Council, OYC, have agreed to work together in producing a Consensus Presidential Candidate, ahead of the 2023 Presidential election.
According to Shettima: “We talked about Consensus Candidate, but nowhere was it stated that the Candidate will come from North, South, or where ever.
“But we will agree with other ethnic nationalities, as we intend to build a national platform where we will consider competence as our priority.
“There will be a synergy within ourselves to come up with a Consensus Candidate, then work for his emergence.
“We are considering forming a new political platform for youths of this country, because there must be a political movement.
“We may not rely on PDP and APC, or existing political parties, because we may likely form a new political movement that will bring about order in Nigeria, where everybody will be treated equally, where tribal or religion can be the reason for us not to be together.
“The fact is the unity of the country is being threatened, and some of us still do not believe in Nigeria, so we are going to do everything within our reach to ensure unity and give the country a sense of direction, where every citizen will be treated equally, without minding where they come from.
“We will form a synergy with the older generation, when it comes to the issue of advising and drawing from their wealth of wisdom, but be rest assured that the present generation will take their destiny in their hands. This is one of the reasons we are going to form a national movement; we are currently consulting with our counterparts from the Southern part of the country.”