The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, may be regretting his decision to support President Muhammadu Buhari back in 2015, as he looks increasingly likely to lose support from the North should he eventually emerge as the APC presidential candidate for the 2023 elections.
Tinubu’s presidential ambition is no longer a secret, and his determination to clinch the APC party ticket remains solid, but he would first have to brush aside other prominent politicians including the likes of former Zamfara State governor,
Ahmed Yarima, who among others is in the race to succeed Buhari in 2023.However, winning the party ticket is one thing, while winning the heart of a region which seem unwilling to allow power shift back to the south, is another matter altogether.
President of Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF), Yerima Shettima, has made it clear (assuming the group would stick to its words), that the era of ‘recycling old, tired citizens as presidents of the nation,’ is over.In a statement apparently targeted at Tinubu who is determined to succeed Buhari as
President in 2023, the group said it “will never allow the recycling of old, weak and sick citizens as leaders of this nation, more so in a fast-changing and competitive world.“Much as democracy gives everyone the right to contest for any elective office, it does not encourage the emergence of tired, weak, politically compromised, sick and overly unproductive persons as leaders of this modern society,” it added.