2023: Northern group endorses Tinubu for president, blasts El-Rufai over zoning remarks

By Umar Salam.

A northern youths group known as United Northern Youth and Students (UNYS) has endorsed the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, for Presidency in 2023.

The UNYS pledged its support for the former Lagos state governor whenever he decides to make public his decision to contest for the number one position in the country.

The group’s Coordinator, Comrade Jabir Maiturare, during a press conference in Kaduna State yesterday, dismissed Governor El-Rufai’s statement against zoning of political offices in the country, describing the governor’s remarks as uncalled for.

“Let it be known that Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu has not declared to contest for any position yet. Instead, he is solidly behind President Muhammadu Buhari and giving him the required support.

“In any case, whenever he seeks to contest for any position, including the presidency in 2023, we are ready to give him overwhelming support, and we therefore dissociate ourselves from such irresponsible act of some minority youth from the North.

“In the same vein, we wish to state categorically that Governor Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai’s statement against the zoning arrangement in place is uncalled for and should not be given any serious thought because he speaks only for himself and not for the North”, Comrade Maiturare stated.

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