The Arewa Youths Consultative Forum, AYCF, on Friday, kicked against the recycling of old and sick candidates for the 2023 presidential elections.
National President of AYCF, Yerima Shettima, said the group would not allow the recycling of old, weak, and sick Nigerians as president.
Shettima gave this warning in a statement, adding that democracy does not encourage a weak, tired and politically compromised leader.
“Going forward, the AYFC will never allow the recycling of old, weak and sick citizens as leaders of this nation, more so, in a fast-changing and competitive world.
“Much as democracy gives everyone the right to contest for any elective office, it does not encourage the emergence of tired, weak, politically compromised, sick and overly unproductive persons as leaders of this modern society,” he said.
AYCF made this statement after former military Head of State, Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida outline qualities Nigeria’s next president should possess.
WITHIN NIGERIA had earlier reported that Babangida suggested that individuals in their 60s should be the focus of Nigerians as potential presidential candidates in 2023.