Northern youths have weighed into the argument as to where the next Nigerian President will come from.
The youths, under the aegis of the Arewa Youths for Peace and Security (AYPS), has thrown their weight beginf the south to produce the next President so as to Foster unity in the country.
The statement released by the group to the media reads:
“Our view is that we support and encourage the zoning of the 2023 presidency to the South. They have a chance to bring a credible and competent candidate to run for 2023 presidency.
“Our position is that the North should support the South for the peace, stability and tranquility of the nation,” they reiterated.
“It is our belief now that if we say the North should continue after President Buhari ends his second tenure it will affect the cohesion as nation and destroy its fabric.
“So our candid advice is that the North should step aside to allow a Southerner to succeed Buhari. It is a sacrifice we must encourage. It is a sacrifice we must partake.”
President Muhammadu Buhari’s nephew, Mallam Mamman Daura, had caused some stairs last week when he disclosed that competence, and not zoning, should determine the next President.