2023 Presidency: The president of the Socio-cultural group, Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF), Yerima Shettima, has dismissed the support of any aspirant in the 2023 Presidential elections, who is above the age of 60.
Yerima declared his support for the former Head of State, General Ibrahim Babangida’s (rtd) in a statement, that Nigeria needed a younger person in 2023 as their president, and that is who they should support.
Yerima gave out his thoughts to some journalists on Saturday, November 6, where 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 sensitizing 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,” he said.
Yerima when speaking on restructuring Nigeria 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.”