The President of the Arewa Youths Consultative Forum AYCF, Yerima Shettima, has called on President Buhari to forget to re-contest in the elections 2019.
Urhobo Voice gathered from his statement, “the truth is that our expectations of the President Buhari led government have not been met. Everything they promised during the campaign and in their manifesto.
He said President Buhari should not seek re-election during elections 2019 because:
- His anti-corruption war is selective.
“The reason why everybody sought for change was that we thought this government will fight corruption tooth and nail without considering whosoever is involved.
- He hasn’t been able to defeat Boko Haram.
“We cannot or the government cannot justify the fact that we told Nigerians that the fight against insurgency is over. Almost every day we have had casualties.
- Poor power supply
“The third one on the campaign was the issue of power. This is nothing to write home about even though the Minister of Power told us that a responsible government should be able to fix power within six months.
He said, “Honestly, the situation is nothing to write home about and we cannot continue hoping that anything will happen from now till the next one year.
“We cannot continue to imagine that. That would assume we are living in imagination and the truth of the matter is that from now until January what the government has been able to do is what they can do for this tenure and I do not think that Nigerians are prepared to be fooled for the second time.
“We cannot continue over and over. We have come of age. We cannot continue to fold our hands and be complaining. We must be in the mainstream. Most of them had the opportunity but they could not do it well and I do not see them doing it better now at their age.