The Northern Youth Leadership Forum (NYLF) has appealed to Nigerians to support northern candidacy for the 2023 presidency in view of ending myriad security challenges bedevilling the nation.
Speaking on the state of the nation at a press conference in Yola, the president of the group, Elliot Afiyo, said the southern president may not have political will and the need courage to fight Boko Haram, banditry and kidnapping without been opposed by the northern elites.
He lamented that political elites frustrated President Muhammadu Buhari’s efforts at ending Boko Haram insurgency in the north east.
While reacting on the defection of former minister of aviation, he said it did not come as a surprise to his group, frown at his claim that governors of Oyo, Enugu and Bauchi States: Seyi Makinde, Ifeanyi Unwuanyi and Bala Mohammed respectively would soon join the APC fold.
He is worried that Nigeria is heading for one party system, blaming some northern elites for the massive defection to APC which he claimed lack ideology to take the nation to promise land.