In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 29th, June, 2020

I By no means Stated Igbos Will By no means Be President- Arewa Youth chief, Shettima Yerima

I Never Said Igbos Will Never Be President- Arewa Youth leader, Shettima Yerima


Shettima Yerima

The President of Arewa Youth Consultative Discussion board, Shettima Yerima, has denied experiences claiming he stated no Igbo particular person will ever grow to be the President of Nigeria.

Yerima was alleged to have made this assertion whereas reacting to the remark made by former Governor of outdated Enugu State, Dr. Jim Nwobodo, that in 2023, the presidency needs to be given to the South East area.

Nevertheless, in an interview with Vanguard, Yerima stated he by no means made such an announcement. In response to him, the assertion should have emanated from mischief-makers who’re bent on dividing the nation.

“I don’t know these enemies of this nation who go about making tales that aren’t actually about me. I’m a real Nigerian and I additionally consider that residents are equal particularly in a rustic like ours. I can’t bear in mind granting any interview like that however I don’t know what mischief-makers have a tendency to attain.

However the reality of the matter is that the story that’s credited to me just isn’t true. It isn’t me. Most of my pals and closest associates come from the southeast and simply yesterday, I made an announcement and stated look, on the problem of the president, we’re even searching for competency. It’s clear that some persons are working to disintegrate the nation and I’ve seen we’re extra divided than we had been earlier than. And it was on that foundation that I had a rethink and made my place very clear as that yesterday.

Allow us to come collectively and type a pan Nigeria motion the place we are going to get throughout to our counterparts within the southern a part of the nation. The southern half contains the southeast, southwest, south, and different elements of the nation in order that we will type a nationwide platform the place we will at all times interface on points referring to the betterment of this nation.

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So, how might I once more summersault and return the opposite means and say in any other case of it? So, this assertion is coming from mischief makers and no matter they’re doing can be uncovered by God’s grace when the time comes. However on this, I’m not a part of it and I’ll by no means be. Don’t neglect I married from the south. How might I’ve gone that far to start to construct enmity between me and my fellow Nigerian brothers? No, it isn’t true” Yerima stated.



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