Information reaching us has it that the Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF) have ahead of 2023 general election declared its full support for Igbo Presidency. The group also declared its total support and preference for Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, Chief Whip of the Nigerian Senate and former Governor of Abia State.
These positions of the AYCF were made known by its National President, Alhaji Shettima Yerima, according to a report by the NIGERIAN DAILY. Yerima called on the Northern power brokers to consider supporting Igbo Presidency in 2023 for fairness, inclusion, and equity.
Declaring support for Senator Orji Kalu, the youth leader described the federal lawmaker as North’s most preferred presidential candidate. He further revealed that the International Community as well as many Consultative forums in the North are already rooting for Senator Orji Kalu.
According to the Arewa leader, “those thinking that we don’t like the Igbo and the North will not support them for 2023 presidency are totally wrong”. The whole country cannot function without its part and the South East is part of the whole. “Notwithstanding the fact that the North still needs another term after President Buhari; the right, honourable and just thing to do is to support South East achieve their presidential goal in 2023, It will help to stabilize the country.
The country needs healing and greater unity and the best thing to do is to give total support to the people of the South East. He concluded by saying “As long as I know, many Consultative forums in the North are rooting for Former Governor of Abia State, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu.
He is detribalized enough to have the trust of entire Nigerians. He has the wherewithal and capacity to turn the economy of this country around. I can assure you that he is the most preferred candidate of the North from the entire South. Even as a devout Christian, we know how he accommodated Muslims in his state when he was governor, we knew how he built several mosques for them.
Even the international communities are rooting for him, so the Northerners are not the only people who adores his candidacy as well as pledging their supports.