The Arewa Youths Forum has described the reported re-election bid of President Muhammadu Buhari as “inhumane” and an insult to the “sensibilities” of Nigerians.
The forum said this in a statement, where it also expressed worries over the fuel scarcity in the country.
It alleged that the political elites are causing hardship for the masses while lamenting the level of corruption by high-ranking members of the Buhari government.
“If you add these challenges to the corruption allegations that have plagued some top ranking officers of this administration, the inability of Mr. President to address same leaves a sour taste in the mouth of many Nigerians,” it said.
“Consequently, we are appalled to hear that in the midst of all these, the President and his men have already put in place measures to 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.”
And on the magnitude of the killings in the country, the group called on Buhari to visit the states.
“On the magnitude of killings in the country, we expect the President to visit some of the states and when he came to Kaduna, he should have condoled with the people or even visited the area.”