The youths under the aegis of Arewa Youths of Nigeria have urged the President-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, to compensate the North West geopolitical zone, with the position of the Senate President in the incoming 10th National Assembly.
The group also reminded the president-elect how the North West gave him 30 per cent votes in the presidential election, and that he “should not betray the region which laid the golden egg for the All Progressives Congress in the last general election.”
They aired their opinion on Thursday while addressing newsmen at a peaceful protest in solidarity for Senator Abdulaziz Yari for the position of Senate President, in Abuja.
The Arewa Youths said they were astonished, dismayed and appalled when they read in the news that the president-elect was supporting a South-South candidate for Senate President rather than the North-west that gave him the most votes in the election.
Arise TV reported that the Zonal Coordinator of the group, Dr. Tanko Abdullahi, who was represented by the President of Northern Youths Council, Useni Abubakar, cautioned the president-elect not to allow sycophants to deceive him.
He said, “We assure the president-elect that the North West support for him was as a result of our belief that the president-elect is a man who believes that political loyalty can only be paid back with political loyalty.
“We do not know the president-elect as a use and dump leader hence we want to remind Senator Tinubu not to allow Nigerians begin to see him from the angle of having used and dumped the good people of North West Nigeria.
“Doesn’t it not amount to political suicide to support a South-south that contributed a mere 799,957 votes just 9% of the total votes to a North-west that contributed 2,651,927 over 30% votes to Senator Tinubu?
“We have intentionally reeled off these figures so that the president-elect will know that those sycophants trying to deceive him do not wish him well. We the North West youths stand solidly with the northern students, women and leaders that are calling for the Senate President to be domiciled in the North West.”