The Arewa Consultative Youths Movement (ACYM) says it
will conduct a mock election for top presidential aspirants
from the north part of the country.
The youth group said this would ascertain their popularity
ahead of the 2019 general elections.
Kabiru Yusuf, ACYM president, disclosed this on Thursday in
Abuja while speaking at the National Delegate Congress of
Yusuf said the aspirants to be scrutinsed include: President
Muhammadu Buhari, former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar;
Aminu Tambuwal, governor of Sokoto state and Sule
Lamido, former governor of Jigawa state, among others.
He explained that this is to ensure that members of the
movement give their support to a youth friendly aspirant that
would share their aspirations and visions for Nigerian youth
toward a developed and united country.
“We shall in due course, conduct a mock election with a
view to feeling the pulse of Arewa Youth in Nigeria and
eventually decide on a most prospective candidate..
“The mock election will soon commence on our website,
and it will last for a period of 60 days before the
announcement of the results.
“I enjoin all of us to think critically about this, before we
make our choice and to mobilise our members to take
“There cannot be a better chance for us to contribute to give
Nigeria the kind of leadership it deserves in the 21st
He further called on youth across the country to register and
obtain their Permanent Voters´ Card (PVC) ahead of the
2019 general elections.
“We must take the bull by the horn, we must change the
narrative, the time to make this correction is now, and we
must not delay any more.
“They have failed us, in line with that, we shall focus on the
2019 general elections, it is yet another chance to correct
the leadership problems facing the North and Nigeria
generally,” Yusuf added.