Arewa Youth Forum, (AYF) on Friday kicked against the planned commencement of the re-election campaigns, saying it is inhuman. AYF in a statement made available to newsmen in Kaduna said Buhari and his service chiefs should look for ways to tackle the myriad of problems bedeviling the country before talking of the 2019 elections. In the statement signed by its National President, Alhaji Gambo Ibrahim Gujungu, the AYF noted that it is appalled to hear that in the midst of all the problems in the country, the president and his men have already put in place measures to kick-start his re-election bid for 2019.

“As the apex body of youths in the 19 northern states and Abuja with affiliates across the country, we see the re-election bid of Mr. President at this point in time as inhuman, uncalled for and an insult to the sensibilities of the suffering Nigerian masses.

“Arewa Youth Forum, is worried about the mindless killings all over the country especially those in Benue, Kaduna, Kwara and Rivers, also that these carnage is taking place in the New Year.

“We are even more amazed this is coming shortly after the extension of the tenure of the service chiefs, as such it calls for serious concern. Is this the good work that the President extended their tenure for? It is time for them to justify their continuous stay in office or give way to those that can bring out a security architecture that can protect Nigerians.

“We are also worried that Nigerians had to go through the yuletide with agony and pains because of the fuel scarcity which still persists, with the Federal Government not having a definite roadmap to ending the malaise

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