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2023 presidency: We will not be intimidated – Arewa youths assault Sagay over declare of North retaining energy

2023 presidency: We are able to’t be intimidated – Arewa youths assault Sagay over declare of North retaining energy

The Arewa Youths Consultative Discussion board, AYCF, on Sunday rubbished assertion credited to Prof. Itse Sagay, Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee on Corruption, PACAC, that North was enthusiastic about retaining energy in 2023.

AYCF President-Basic, Yerima Shettima in an interview with DAILY POST warned that the North can’t be intimidated by anyone on the problem of 2023 presidency.

Shettima, whereas insisting on competence as standards for choosing the following president, described Sagay’s remarks as unhappy and unlucky.

He defined that he and a few Northern voices have been clamouring for competence in selecting Buhari’s successor within the curiosity of equity and fairness to all Nigerians.

In line with Shettima: “It’s unlucky that the likes of Itse Sagay whom we’re trying as much as as a type of who ought to assume regular and do issues effectively primarily based on his expertise as an excellent lawyer, may say issues like that.

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“As any individual of his standing, one may have anticipated him to assume past the best way he’s however sadly be’s not, and it’s very unlucky.

“He abrogated a lot powers to himself, believing that he can do and undo, that’s what he’s making an attempt to do.

“Nicely, no person can intimidate the North. That a few of us determined to say no in regards to the North retaining energy was not as a result of we’re afraid of anyone, that is democracy. And if we select to try this, we will mobilise, canvass and stand by our phrase. However for the sake of fairness, equity for all, we advocated for a stage taking part in floor in order that any Nigerian can bid for the workplace of the presidency.

“Nigerians must determine who comes whether or not from the South East, South-South, Southwest, Northeast, Northwest or central, it’s strictly the prerogative of Nigerians to determine.

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“However that any individual or any political get together would sit down and arrogate to themselves at this period because the nation is and are saying energy should go to a specific a part of the nation, then they’re doomed. These days are gone.

“Nevertheless, on the bottom of competence, if you’re certain of your self and have what it takes then come into the sector in order that Nigerians will determine. However that any individual would sit in his consolation zone and start to make noise is unacceptable and we gained’t take it.

“We wish to have a simply society and we would like it inbuilt a rustic the place all of us will probably be happy with. And on that foundation, a few of us modified our earlier floor not as a result of any individual persuaded us however we felt let’s determine what’s good for the nation. We stated others ought to come dwelling with their greatest and we too will do the identical and let the individuals determine.

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“It’s about voting and never a warfare, so it’s unacceptable that any individual would sit down and picture one thing in his head as a result of he has advanced points, there is no such thing as a technique in regards to the stand by a few of us that presidency must be primarily based on competency. It’s not out of concern, we simply felt let or not it’s so.”

Sagay had in an interview, not with DAILY POST had claimed {that a} part of the North was towards zoning forward of the 2023 presidential election with a purpose to preserve energy within the area after President Muhammadu Buhari’s tenure.

The PACAC Chairman additionally berated these clamouring for competence as the first criterion for selecting the following president as being “too intelligent”.

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