Presidency: Northern youths back Tinubu, blasts el-Rufai over zoning comment

Following the comment by Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai’s comment on the need to scrap zoning of positions in the country, the Governor has come under fire with the Northern youths who noted that his comment is selfish.

United Northern Youth and Students (UNYS) through it’s coordinator, Comrade Jabir Maiturare, made known its unwavering support for zoning, endorsing former Lagos State governor Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, for Presidency in 2023.

Speaking at a press conference in Kaduna on Friday, Maiturare said: “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.”



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