2023: Northern Youths Attack El-Rufia For Preaching Againts Zoning, Endorse Tinubu

A group of youths from Northern Nigeria, whose umbrella body is the United Northern Youth and Students (UNYS) has kicked against Kaduna Governor, Nasir El-Rufai for advocating an end to rotational presidency.

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The group have also declared support for former Lagos Governor and the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, ahead of the 2023 Presidency.

According to the group, El-Rufai’s comments about abolishing the zoning system was uncalled for and should not be taken seriously as he was not speaking for the entire North but himself.

In a press conference in Kaduna on Friday, Coordinator of the youth group, Comrade Jabir Maiturare, explained why they had decided to back Tinubu.
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He said Tinubu’s support for the election and reelection of President Muhammadu Buhari was an immense contribution to the North politically.
Read the statement below

“Let it be known that Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu has not declared to contest for any position yet. Instead, he is solidly behind President Muhammadu Buhari and giving him the required support.

“In any case, whenever he seeks to contest for any position, including the presidency in 2023, we are ready to give him overwhelming support, and we therefore dissociate ourselves from such irresponsible act of some minority youth from the North.

“In the same vein, we wish to state categorically that Governor Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai’s statement against the zoning arrangement in place is uncalled for and should not be given any serious thought because he speaks only for himself and not for the North.”

The group noted that Tinubu has shown himself as a man of integrity and a party man to the core, whose efforts and contribution to the party has produced good results over time.