The Arewa Youth Development Association (AYDA) has pleaded with former Governor Ibrahim Shekarau of Kano state to declare his presidential ambition ahead of 2019.
The coalition of about 35 youth and community-based associations and organisations also declared that it was sure Shekarau would floor President Muhammadu Buhari in the forthcoming election.
In a statement on Monday, January 2 in Kaduna, the coalition’s national president, Alhaji Imrran Nass, said Shekarau is the man to beat in the forthcoming election.
He said the former governor’s records in all spheres of life including his selflessness, prudence and transparency prove his quintessential leadership qualities.
“After taking critical look at the calibre, profile and credentials of all the presidential hopeful that are likely to come out from the Northern region, Mallam.
“Ibrahim Shekarau (Sadauna Kano) has an impressive credentials and his pedigree and antecedents spell goodness and progress to our beloved country.
“The youth believe that it is only the Sadauna Kano that will advocate and champion the cause for a generational change to bring about the emergence of a credible, de-tribalised, focused, agile, committed and visionary leader that can build our nation,” the coalition said.