APC Primaries: Northern Governor Sells-Out Our People — AYCF
By: Femi Mustapha
Ahead of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential primaries, coming up on the 6th June 2022, Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF) has said it is deeply worried that the dream of having new faces at the helmsman of affairs of Nigeria democratic institutions has now been deliberately killed by self-serving Governors of the North.
This was contained in a statement signed by the President of the Forum, Alhaji Yerima Shettima, and made available to media in Kaduna on 5th June, 2022.
The statement described the acceptance of a power shift to the south by the Governors as an outright sell out of their people out of selfish interests by denying them the right to choose the preferred candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential primaries,
AYCF further described the northern governor’s in the party as betrayers.
“Though we are aware of how much the North’s founding fathers like Sardauna Ahmadu Bello worked for the interest of the region, we are not surprised that Sardauna agenda has now been undermined by the inordinate ambition of our governors.
“It is worrisome that our Governors have sold out completely this time, with their smear on democracy and the electoral rights of the masses.
“We are deeply worried that the dream of having new faces at the helmsman of affairs of our democratic institutions has now been deliberately killed by self-serving Governors of the North.
“The real agenda of these Northern governors, which is now unfolding, is to deliberately blackmail Buhari into doing their bidding. They expect the President who loves his people so much, to turn his back via allowing his successor to emerge through the back door. We urge President Buhari never to succumb to these Governors’ cheap blackmail of selling out our people’s right to vote the real candidate of their choice – whether a Northerner or not,” AYCF said.