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The Nigerian Youth Coalition (NYC) has disclosed plans to convene a National North and South parley aimed at addressing the issue of rotational presidency in the country.

NYC National President, Aare Oladotun Hassan who made this known in a statement issued on Tuesday in Abuja said the parley is slated for Monday 16th of January, 2022 at the APC Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) House, Abuja by 11am.

With theme: Rotational Presidency: A Beacon of Hope and Unity, Hassan explained that the event was specifically chosen to correct the erroneous misconceptions that the North are hellbent at all cost to retain power in 2023, as regards the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential candidate option of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, who won the ticket in a keenly contested election.

Statement reads in part: "However, having won the Primary election, we saw a droves of APC Northern Leaders decamping to the PDP to give Support to Atiku Abubakar's Presidential bid, while the candidate himself has not hidden his hatred for Power Shift to the South by saying the North Should not vote for Yoruba and Ibo, this to is a huge taint against the North in the future Nigeria's Elections.

"We know President Buahri led administration will hand over on 29th May, 2023, but to who? 

"A Northern continuity or balance of rotational power to the Southwest? this is why the Nigerian Youth Coalition (NYC), a coalition of the Northern and Southern Groups alongside Omoluabi Coalition Group led by Tunji Balogun is interested to proffer solutions through constructive engagements and proper setting of records straight on how power (Seat of the President and Vice President) sharing formula, to include Senate President, Speaker, Chief Judge, Chief of Staff and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) must henceforth be rotated among the six geopolitical zones, irrespective of religion(Christian or Muslim Faith), ethnicity and political pendulums.

"We believe it is right to bear our heart and speak the truth that Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu deserves all the full supports of all Nigerians, having paid his dues and aggressively fought the Military regime for the Democracy we are seeing today.

"Based on this premise, we shall be working closely with the APC party Presidential Campaign Council leadership and office of the National Youth Leader of the party to achieve a successful hosting.

"We have carefully selected all our distinguished invited guests and stakeholders from all works of life to be led by President Muhammadu Buhari as Distinguished Special Guest of Honour, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Senator Kashim Shettima both As Special Guests of Honour

Senator Simon Bako Lalung, Hon. Abiodun Falake and Chris Taka as Grand Hosts,

Seyi Tinubu, Dayo Israel, Madam Betta Edu and Governor Yahyah Bello as Hosts, Sultan of Sokoto, Ooni of Ife, Obi of Onitsha and Olu of Warri as Distinguished Royal Fathers.

Speakers according to the statement includes: Yerima Shettima, Aare Barr Oladotun Hassan, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, Alhaji Hamisu, Dass  Engr Mohammed Awal Ibrahim, Khairat Animashaun, Charles O. Folahan, Hon. Femi Sowunmi, Ayodele Adewale, Memunah Audu, Com. Terry Obeih, Alh. Abdulaziz Sulaiman, Com. Dauda Gombe.

While Moremi Ojudu is expected to anchor the event as moderator, Key Note Speakers are: Professor Yemi Oke, HRH, Alhaji Mohammad Abubakar Bambado II,  Sarkin Fulani of Lagos & Chairman, of the Council of Fulani Chiefs in South West, Reverend Yakubu Pam, Executive Secretary, Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC)."

 

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