By Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna
Group, under the guise of Northern Youth Group (NYG) have, Thursday morning, declared their “unreserved support” for Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, on his 2019 Presidential ambition.
The group, led by Musa Tukur Gombe, a core Fulani man and co-chairman of the group, told journalists in Kaduna during a press conference that they declared support for Fayose because of the vision they saw in him “in terms of what is needed for the country at this crucial time.”
Gombe said, “Our mission here this morning is simple. We have come to declare our support for Chief Ayodele Fayose as our Presidential candidate, come 2017, Insha Allah.
“In Fayose, we see vision, focus and principles that can help this country a great deal. So, we really need to do more to help Fayose project what is embedded in him to realise his dream in 2019.
“Though, we have not met him before, but we have heard him talking, criticising this government base on issues and not personality or propaganda. That is why it is difficult for anyone to accuse him. He has the right to pour his mind on any burning national issues from his own perspective, with facts and figures.
“Like I said earlier, we need to talk about Nigeria and not the region we are coming from. President Muhammadu Buhari is today our President and not the President of Katsina or north or Fulani, and that is the eye with which we look at Fayose.”