The Arewa Youths Consultative Forum has said the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, will not get votes in the north.
This was stated by the AYCF President, Yerima Shettima.
According to Shettima, the votes in the north will be splitted by Asiwaju Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress, Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party and Rabiu Kwankwaso of the New Nigeria Peoples Party.
He went on to state that Obi’s people had not done enough in the north to deserve votes from the region.
According to Shettima: “The vote of the North will be divided between Tinubu, Atiku, and Kwankwaso. Peter Obi will get little or nothing in the North; this is not because he is an Igbo man but because so many factors are involved.
“Not because he lacks the competence, but his lieutenants have not done enough work in the northern part of the country,” he stated.
Shettima also insisted that the 2023 elections will hold, warning that any attempt to undermine the polls would be resisted.
According to him: “The electoral body has not come out to say they can’t conduct elections, even when that incident happened in Ogun State, they came out openly to say elections must hold.
“All they want is the support of Nigerians, security, and the government to provide a conducive atmosphere. Under Mahmood’s leadership, I know the elections will hold.
“Those thinking the elections will not hold will be put to shame. The INEC chairman is determined, we trust him, and all he needs is for us to give him the necessary support to conduct free and fair elections.”