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2019 Election Arewa youths say Buhari should not be given an automatic ticket

The group called on Buhari to ensure that there is a level playing ground for every presidential candidate in the APC.

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President Muhammadu Buhari

(Bayo Omoboriowo)

A group known as Arewa Youths for Peace and Security have said that President Buhari should not be given an automatic ticket by the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The group called on Buhari to ensure that there is a level playing ground for every presidential candidate in the APC.

This is coming as the National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu told newsmen recently, that there is no automatic ticket for the President.

The youth group, who described those endorsing Buhari as sycophants, said the move is anti-democratic.

According to Daily Post, the spokesman of the group, Salihu Dantata Mahmoud said “Democracy gives room for a level playing ground, we don’t succumb to endorsement. We think endorsement is anti-democracy. You provide a level playing ground, that is why in every political party, there is room for primaries where you allow even the list candidate to participate.

“Recently, I got to know that some groups have been endorsing Baba Buhari; its too early. This is the same mistake we made in the past administrations that brought us to where we are today.

“Just like Tinubu said recently that the Buhari he knows will not succumb to the tactics of endorsement, I think it’s a game by sycophants, who are out for gains or to get some form of compensation.

“My fervent advice to Baba Buhari is to allow primaries to hold in the APC, endorsement doesn’t make democracy to strive. Mind you, we are in third world democracy which is still nascent, which only got stable in 1999 when Obasanjo took over.

“We should not abuse it; we saw what happened in Zimbabwe where President Mugabe that had history of fighting for the independence of the country in 1980 was shown the way out by his boys in the Military, though they slapped him with one hand and made him laugh with another hand by giving him immunity from prosecution.


“In Arewa Youths for Peace and Security, we don’t give room for endorsement, we are realist. We present the record the way they are and we believe that Buhari should not succumb to the antics of some sycophants.

“We go with the position of Tinubu that there should be primaries fot all party members. In our own opinion, we are not disposed to the antics of endorsement.”

Okorocha’s endorsement

The Imo state Governor had earlier announced that President Buhari is the best candidate that APC can field during the 2019 election.

The Governor also called on Nigerians to support the President’s second term bid.

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