Northern youths under the auspices of the United Northern Youth and Students, UNYS, have endorsed the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu, for Presidency, in 2023.
The group also condemned the call by the Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, for the abolition of power rotation in the country.
Coordinator of the Youth Group, Comrade Jabir Maiturare, who addressed a Press Conference, in Kaduna, said that Tinubu has contributed immensely to the North, politically, particularly his coordination of the South-West, for an overwhelming support that brought about the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015, as well as his re-election in 2019.
Maiturare said: “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 youths from the North.
“In the same vein, we wish to state categorically, that Governor Nasir 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.