2023:Yerima who backed Kalu for President gets support from ex Gov Yari

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2023:Yerima who backed Kalu for President gets support from ex Gov Yari

Edozie Udeojo,Abuja

President of the Arewa Youth Consultative Forum ( AYCF) Shettima Yerima who recently declared that the North will support Senator Orji Kalu for 2023 Presidency, has received the backing of the former Governor past Governor of Zamfara State, Alhaji Abdulazeez Yari.

The immediate past Governor of the Northeast State, declared that the presidency will shift to the South come 2023. He said that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) would ensure power shifts to the South after the tenure of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Addressing reporters yesterday, the former Governor said “As we have seen the nature of how our presidency will look like, it has to go to the South. The chairmanship may likely as well come to the North in preparation for that.”

Yari insisted that he was one of the Northern leaders canvassing for power shift in 2023, adding, “Of course, that is how things are supposed to be.”

He, however, refused to be specific about the geo-political zone in the South that should have the ticket, saying, “I don’t want to make an offensive statement. APC leaders will decide.

“As a leader, I do not want to talk and be offending some of our members and leaders.”

Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, had on Saturday denied he was planning to run for President in 2023.

Lawan was reacting to speculations that he could run for the highest office in the land, after President Muhammadu Buhari’s second term elapses.

Recall that Yerima who also hails from the same Northeast region with ex Gov.Yari had in a recent interview disclosed that the North would consider Senator Kalu, if power is ceded to the South in 2023. He described Kalu as someone the north trusts and the Northern elders will give him their full support

There have been calls from different quarters for a power shift to the South in the 2023 presidential election, particularly to the Southeast geopolitical zone.

Various interest groups including the Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF) has declared its full support for Igbo Presidency ahead of the 2023 presidential election.

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