Some northern youths under the aegis of Arewa Youth Forum have accused the South-West leaders of plotting to oust ailing President Muhammadu Buhari, using Ekiti state Governor Ayodele Fayose and another PDP chieftain.
Mr. Buhari has been on medical vacation in London for over two months now for undisclosed illness.
Before leaving, he told the National Assembly via a letter transmitting powers to his Vice, Yemi Osinbajo, that the vacation will be indefinite.
However, the northern youths vowed that they would resist any attempt to seize presidential powers from the north now or in 2019.
In a statement released in Abuja on Saturday by the group’s National President, Gambo Ibrahim Gunjungu, the northern youths also took a swipe at northern governors for jostling to be Vice President rather than speaking up.
“These South-West people think that we do not understand the politics they are playing but we want to assure them that we perfectly understand their game and will shock them when the time comes.
“It is annoying and disappointing that while we in the North are making efforts to stabilize the country against the backdrop of the recent call for the expulsion of those from the North, some people want to show us that they understand the game of politics more than us. But they are in for a surprise.
“Let us reveal that after our recent meeting in Kaduna, a delegation was sent to London. We sent that delegation because we wanted to know the truth of the situation.
“We met with the President and he told us some things. All we can say now is that our President will soon be back and people would witness drastic changes in the country. Many people will be surprised when he comes.
“Also we want it on record that youths from the North will not accept a repeat of what happened during the late Umaru Musa Yar’adua presidency.
“In 2019, the North must complete its eight years. This region can no longer continue to be taken for a ride,” the statement said.
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