The Arewa Youth Integrity Forum (AYIF) has supported the allegation by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential campaign organisation that the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress ( APC ), Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, is critically ill and unfit to be president.
The group also corroborated allegations levelled against an APC leader, Bola Tinubu, accusing him of a secret plot to become president by signing a secret pact with the APC’s vice-presidential candidate, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo.
AYIF said in a statement signed its Coordinator, Ibrahim Abubakar, the northern youths have aligned themselves with the allegation that the fronting of Buhari by Tinubu and his cronies is an attempt to tactically move power to the South-west.
Ibrahim said it was obvious that Buhari might not be strong enough to survive the four years of presidency.
“The alliance between Tinubu and Olusegun Obasanjo is similar to what happened in 2006 when the North was tactically denied the presidency by handing it to a man that was ill, Umaru Musa Yar A’dua who died to bequeath the seat to another southerner.
“We strongly believe this to be another scheme by the Tinubu/Obasanjo alliance which does not like the North, to deny the region of the presidency. It smacks of the same scheme employed by Obasanjo in 2006, when he presented an ill Yar’Adua as the North’s candidate amidst many healthy and vibrant aspirants knowing full well that the latter’s health condition would not allow for him to live through the tenure. We strongly refuse this tactic in 2015.”
While praying for Buhari’s recovery, Ibrahim called on all well-meaning Nigerians to queue behind President Goodluck Jonathan in his re-election bid.
This, according to him, would ensure that power returns to the North after four years.