A coalition of northern youth groups of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has kicked against the decision of President Buhari and 11 Northern governors to canvass for a Southern presidential candidate to clinch the APC’s presidential ticket.
Vanguard reports that the youth groups, APC Progressives Youth Elements and North-East Youth Forum of APC, who protested in Bauchi on Sunday, June 5, said that the governors were selfish to have agreed that power should go to the South.
The protesting youths carried various placards with inscriptions such as“It’s North or Nothing”, “We are not in support of power shift to South”, “We will not accept the decision of eleven governors”, and “It’s in their selfish interest” .
Speaking for one of the groups, the President of APC Progressives Youth Elements, Alamin Bala Mai’auduga, said that it’s not time for the South to rule the country.
On his part, the leader of the APC Youth Forum, Ibrahim Hashim Abdullahi, alleged that the governors opted for such option so that one of them would benefit from being appointed as vice president.
He lamented that with the hunger, insecurity, and poverty in the region, power needs to be retained for development.
“We will not endorse any candidate from the South, except from the North. We are far left behind” he warned