Arewa youth seek postponement of elections over Naira,fuel scarcity - NEWS FRONTIER DAILY


Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Arewa youth seek postponement of elections over Naira,fuel scarcity

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A group , the Arewa Youth Assembly (AYA) said it will not accept the 2023 elections results under the current situation of the country as  most people would  be disenfranchised .

The youth group said continuing with the election as planned was daring and mocking the teeming Nigerian masses.

Mohammed Salihu Danlami ,Speaker, Arewa Youth Assembly, in a statement on Tuesday,stated that they had observed with concern the bitting fuel and Naira scarcity across the country which had "defied all known solutions proffered by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Committee on Fuel Scarcity and the recommendations by the National Council of State, National Assembly, and Nigeria Governors Forum on how to ease the suffering the masses are passing through."

"It has become imperative for the Arewa Youth Assembly to call for the immediate suspension of the 2023 General Elections to enable Nigerians, especially menial workers from our region who are  all over the country in search of greener pastures to return to where they registered to vote. We are worried that even those in the city, whose polling units are far away from their homes can't be able to transport themselves to cast their votes."

'We are particularly worried over the increasing spate of carnage and attacks on security formations in the Southeast and other private businesses in the Southwestern part of the country. If security personnel and formations and banks can be attacked with ease, what more of armless innocent Nigerians?"

"In order not to deny Nigerians the privilege of electing who will be in charge of our beloved country in the next four years, we wish to call on the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC to suspend all processes leading to the election." 

"Failure to suspend the election will be considered as tactical rigging targeted at poor Nigerians, as most of them are struggling to survive in this challenging period caused by the artificial scarcity of the Naira," the group stated.

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