Forget 2019 Presidency Or Face Resistance – Arewa Youths Consultative Forum (AYCF) Warn Buhari

The Arewa Youths Consultative Forum, (AYCF) through its President,  Yerima Shettima has called on President Buhari and the All Progressive Congress (APC) to abandon any plans to run for presidency in 2019, warning that any attempt to run in the next poll would be resisted.
Photo, AYCF President,  Yerima Shettima
The  AYCF president in an interview with daily Sun said, the situation is nothing to write home about and Nigerians can not continue to be living unrealistic imagination.
“Honestly, the situation is nothing to write home about and we cannot continue hoping that anything will happen from now till the next one year. That would assume we are living in imagination and the truth of the matter is that from now until January what the government has been able to do is what they can do for this tenure and I do not think that Nigerians are prepared to be fooled for the second time.” AYCF President said.
He said not least of what the regime promised during campaign had been met and fighting corruption has become selective with issue of insurgency not been won.
“The reason why everybody sought for change was that we thought this government will fight corruption tooth and nail without considering whosoever is involved.  But we have now realized that the fight against corruption has become selective. Then two, the issue of insurgency, leave it or take it, to us, as laymen this battle is not over. We cannot or the government cannot justify the fact that we told Nigerians that the fight against insurgency is over. Shettima explained.
Yerima explained that the government has not only failed on its promises up take the opposite direction on their campaign promises.
“Even though the Minister of Power told us that a responsible government should be able to fix power within six months. That has not been achieved more than two and a half years after.
“Even the issue of petrol pump price is another one. We were told during the campaign that immediately they resume office, fuel price would go down to N40 per liter from N97 per litre. Now, a government that promised this rather than keep to their promise raised the price astronomically. Now, it is between 70 and 80 percent increase.” He added.
He assured that Nigerians are ready to forgive the administration if asked for forgiveness so we can move on, but warn that the people can not make this mistake again.  Shettima also advised that Buhari should name a successor instead.
“If people take responsibility, then we will begin to forgive ourselves. If they beg for forgiveness we can decide to overlook it and also forge ahead. But certainly, never again will anybody make this mistake. Never.
“Buhari should bring up a successor, a young man, somebody who can be trusted and can do better. Let him be a father, a role model to all of us. We will look up to him. If not, this political party system can never allow him to thrive.” He advised.

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