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Arewa youths insist on northern president in 2019

Arewa youths insist on northern president in 2019

- Arewa youths in the 19 northern states of Nigeria want the north to produce the next president in 2019 presidential elections

- The youths say if President Muhammadu Buhari fails to contest in 2019, the north should produce the another president

- They also cautioned former minister of aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode over his utterances against Buhari's administration

Arewa youths in the 19 northern states of Nigeria have spoken on the 2019 presidential elections.

The youths say if President Muhammadu Buhari fails to contest in 2019, the north should produce the next president.

They made their stance known after a meeting of the Arewa Youth Forum (AYF) in Kaduna on Friday, May 19.

Arewa youths insist on northern president in 2019

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The national president of AYF, Alhaji Gambo Ibrahim Gujungu in a statement after the meeting of the group pointed out that the insinuations, body language and utterances of some politicians of recent, especially since President Buhari started experiencing some health challenges, has left much to be desired.

"It has come to our notice that some individuals are preparing to cause chaos in the country using the state of health of President Muhammadu Buhari as a launching pad.

“We want to point out the person of Femi Fani Kayode that his behavior and utterances against Mr President as a person, his administration and the northern elders of recent should worry all Nigerians of goodwill no matter which part of the country the person hails from,” the statement read.

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Meanwhile, the Northern Youth Leaders Forum (NYLF) has accused northern governors of abandoning President Buhari in his moment of trial.

They also accused the governors of pursuing their political ambitions against the interest of the president.

According to them, instead of informing their citizens about the true situation surrounding the president, the governors have engaged themselves in schemes and underhand deals meant to favour them to emerge as vice president in the event that Buhari does not complete his tenure.

Watch the NAIJ.com TV vox pop below as Nigerians react to the comments of northern elders regarding the 2019 presidential elections.

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