Northern Youths to Tinubu: Don't Include Northwest Govs in Ministerial List

By Starrys Obazei | July 10, 2023.

Northern Nigeria youths have called on President Bola Tinubu to remove names of former Governors of the North West region from his ministerial list to avoid eating his words.

The group, Voice of Northern Youths Patriots, VNYP, led by Alhaji Mustapha Mai Royal specifically mentioned the names of the three former state governors in the region who are under investigation for alleged corruption cases to the tune of billions of Naira.

The group addressed newsmen in Kano on Monday and called on the President not to go back on the promise to give the country the best leadership it needs by appointing the best hands.

They also warned that they would not want a situation where the North will in future disregard whatever the President will tell them after eating his words by making the wrong appointments.

“We are hereby calling on His Excellency, President Bola Ahmad Tinubu not to appoint some former governors from the North West region as ministers.

“These former governors include those of Zamfara, Kebbi, and Kano states in particular due to the corruption allegations against them.

“Mr. President, you have stated that you would run an all-inclusive government for the unification and betterment of the country, we want to see that from the people you are going to appoint from our region.

“These former governors from the North West have not displayed such qualities as to deserve being appointed in your government because they are only after their personal aggrandizement,” he stated.

In the event of the President refusing to heed their call, the group says the North will henceforth not believe in him any longer.

“We have seen the poor performance of some of these governors in the fight against insecurity in their states and the roles they have played. These weaknesses are enough for Mr. President to consider and not appoint them. Should he refuse to heed to our call we will henceforth lose hope in whatever he says” the group declared.

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