See What Northern Youths Want Buhari To Do Before Quitting In 2019
Northern youths under the aegis of Arewa Youth Consultative Forum, AYCF wants two things from President Muhammadu Buhari.
They want him to sign ‘Not too Young to Run’ bill and to quit afterwards.
The ‘Not Too Young To Run’ bill is a bill seeking to allow young people of voting age to also seek elective positions.
The National President of the ACF, Alhaji Yerima Shettima, told The Punch in an interview on Tuesday that Buhari needs to sign the bill immediately and consider quitting in 2019 to allow for a much younger leader.
Buhari, had during his democracy day broadcast, said in the next few days, he would soon sign the ‘Not-too-Young to Run’ bill.
Shettima said that there was nothing encouraging in Buhari promising that he would sign the bill soon.
The AYCF is among the over 30 northern youth groups that formed the Northern Coalition Groups that asked the President and a former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, who are above 70 years, to shelve their ambition to contest the 2019 presidential election.
The groups had said the two should leave the stage for the younger generation to govern the country in 2019 and beyond.
The AYCF president, who said that his group and others still stood by their statement, stated that the President’s pronouncement made no difference.
He maintained that whether Buhari quit the stage for younger generation to contest in the 2019 presidency or not, the President would hear from Nigerians during the 2019 elections.
He said it was one thing for the President to tell Nigerians that he would sign the bill and it was another thing for him to match his words with action.
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