The National President of Arewa Youths Consultative Forum, (AYCF), Yerima Shettima has stated that it is too early to accuse President Bola Tinubu of engaging in lopsided appointments.
Shettima said this while speaking with Daily Post.
He stated that the region is keenly watching Tinubu’s administration.
Shettima noted that Tinubu only took over power three months ago, adding that every administration has its own method of doing things.
The AYCF president stated that he believes the president has good intentions for the North and they are patiently waiting to see his plans unfolds.
Shettima, said, “It’s too early to conclude that appointments are lopsided or there is nepotism.
“He took over the government just three months ago, so naturally, every government has its own style, but what’s important before Nigerians is who are we picking? Are they competent? Can they give us what we want as a nation?
“Since we have tried nepotism over time and it didn’t work, can we try competency? I’m sure Tinubu has not made all the appointments, so let us not put the cart before the horse; let’s give him the benefit of the doubt and see how far he would go and after a while, we will respond accordingly.
“I’m not part of those who believe that they would just imagine things and assume that all is not well.
“As for the North not being favoured, we are watching at the moment, but we are not in a hurry to conclude that he is not doing anything good because I believe he has good intentions; until he proves otherwise then we will look for an alternative.
“But for now, let’s not be in a hurry because it’s still early. We didn’t get it exactly how we wanted it, and we didn’t expect it to be this way.
“We are not in a hurry; we Northerners don’t believe in propaganda or talking anyhow.
We will give him the benefit of the doubt until he gives us reason to react, and then he will see us in full colour. Even if we can’t get our way now, there are elections ahead of us so we will decide before then.”