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Yerima Shettima: I Never Said Igbo Wouldn’t Be President – Arewa Youths Leader by Osagyefo98: 8:56am On Jun 29
2023: At no time did I say Igbo will never be President — Yerima
…says reports handiwork of mischief makers


President of Arewa Youth Consultative Forum, Alhaji Shettima Yerima has denied a statement credited to him that Igbo people from the Southeast geopolitical zone of Nigeria will never produce a president.

It will be recalled that the former Governor of old Enugu State, Dr. Jim Nwodo recently said that 2023 was non-negotiable for Nigeria’s president of Igbo extraction.

Against this declaration, the social media later became awash with reports that Igbo will never be given the opportunity of governing the country.

But speaking with Vanguard yesterday, Yerima said that the statement must have emanated from mischief makers who were bent on dividing the country.

He said that what Nigeria needed at this time was competency which he believed that the people of the southeast to move the country forward.

He, therefore, dissociated himself from the statement, stressing that most of his friends and associates were from the zone.

“I don’t know those enemies of this country who go about making stories that are not really about me. I am a true Nigerian and I also believe that citizens are equal especially in a country like ours. I can’t remember granting any interview like that but I don’t know what mischief-makers tend to achieve.

“But the truth of the matter is that the story that is credited to me is not true. It is not me. Most of my friends and closest associates come from the southeast and just yesterday, I made a statement and said look, on the issue of the president, we are even looking for competency. It is clear that some people are working to disintegrate the country and I saw we are more divided than we were before. And it was on that basis that I had a rethink and made my position very clear as that yesterday.

“Let us come together and form a pan Nigeria movement where we will get across to our counterparts in the southern part of the country. The southern part includes the southeast, southwest, south, and other parts of the country so that we can form a national platform where we can always interface on issues relating to the betterment of this country.

“So, how could I again summersault and go back the other way and say otherwise of it? So, this statement is coming from mischief makers and whatever they are doing will be exposed by God’s grace when the time comes. But on this, I am not part of it and I will never be. Don’t forget I married from the south. How could I have gone that far to begin to build enmity between me and my fellow Nigerian brothers? No, it is not true”, Yerima said.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.vanguardngr.com/2020/06/2023-at-no-time-did-i-say-igbo-will-never-be-nigerias-president-yerima/amp/

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Re: Yerima Shettima: I Never Said Igbo Wouldn’t Be President – Arewa Youths Leader by chatinent: 9:06am On Jun 29
Mgbejiogu.

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Re: Yerima Shettima: I Never Said Igbo Wouldn’t Be President – Arewa Youths Leader by IJOBA2: 9:12am On Jun 29
WELL LET ME HEAR FROM MY FRIEND ARREWA FIRSTgrin

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Re: Yerima Shettima: I Never Said Igbo Wouldn’t Be President – Arewa Youths Leader by Igbochief001(m): 9:20am On Jun 29
North don't like igbos ..igbos don't like north we both know that ...but most times we are forced to work together instead of our two face Western brothers

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Re: Yerima Shettima: I Never Said Igbo Wouldn’t Be President – Arewa Youths Leader by realstars: 9:22am On Jun 29
Media Is Full Of Ups And Down, Truth And Lies, Good And Pad, The Secret And The Expossed.
All For Me And You, To Believe Or Not.

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Re: Yerima Shettima: I Never Said Igbo Wouldn’t Be President – Arewa Youths Leader by Commonsense99: 9:24am On Jun 29
grin
Shetima Yerima and Co should eat their presid1ocy,
Ndi igbo want out, we don't want restructure, we don't want presidency that will benefit 15 or 20 close associates of the flag bearer as against the interest of 70 million igbos, ..in very clear terms, We just want Biafra QED. !!

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Re: Yerima Shettima: I Never Said Igbo Wouldn’t Be President – Arewa Youths Leader by BlowYourMind: 9:25am On Jun 29
Canary bird

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Re: Yerima Shettima: I Never Said Igbo Wouldn’t Be President – Arewa Youths Leader by RTSC: 9:26am On Jun 29
You can't deny igbos presidency in the first place.

Dimwits .

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Re: Yerima Shettima: I Never Said Igbo Wouldn’t Be President – Arewa Youths Leader by Arrewa: 9:44am On Jun 29
Commonsense99:
grin
Shetima Yerima and Co should eat their presid1ocy,
Ndi igbo want out, we don't want restructure, we don't want presidency that will benefit 15 or 20 close associates of the flag bearer as against the interest of 70 million igbos, ..in very clear terms, We just want Biafra QED. !!
tell your brothers to stop disturbing us with igbo presidency... And face Biafra

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Re: Yerima Shettima: I Never Said Igbo Wouldn’t Be President – Arewa Youths Leader by alphaRego01(m): 9:44am On Jun 29
Dont bother.we already get de point
Re: Yerima Shettima: I Never Said Igbo Wouldn’t Be President – Arewa Youths Leader by Sammy07: 9:51am On Jun 29
Igbochief001:
North don't like igbos ..igbos don't like north we both know that ...but most times we are forced to work together instead of our two face Western brothers

Since 1950, South East and North have been working together.

Can you please, tell me how you were forced?
When Awolowo offered you guys Prime Minister, what happened?

Were you forced to work with the North then?

Mtcheww.

Since 1950, you guys didn't work with South, instead you were working with the North.
You're now shouting southern unity when you yourself didn't work with South.

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Re: Yerima Shettima: I Never Said Igbo Wouldn’t Be President – Arewa Youths Leader by seunmsg(m): 9:55am On Jun 29
Shettima is just an idiot who unfortunately is getting unnecessary media attention.

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Re: Yerima Shettima: I Never Said Igbo Wouldn’t Be President – Arewa Youths Leader by Lyydia(f): 9:57am On Jun 29
Say so
Re: Yerima Shettima: I Never Said Igbo Wouldn’t Be President – Arewa Youths Leader by Maple51: 10:02am On Jun 29
Which one we go believe now. Nawao


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Re: Yerima Shettima: I Never Said Igbo Wouldn’t Be President – Arewa Youths Leader by RoyalUc(m): 10:04am On Jun 29
seunmsg:
Shettima is just an idiot who unfortunately is getting unnecessary media attention.

I think that guy is intelligent.

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Re: Yerima Shettima: I Never Said Igbo Wouldn’t Be President – Arewa Youths Leader by Commonsense99: 10:04am On Jun 29
Arrewa:
tell your brothers to stop disturbing us with igbo presidency... And face Biafra
Take a time out, go on YouTube and listen to Abaribe's Interview with Ladi on channels TV and educate your self.

Your hausa fulani brothers are the ones who are dangling the presid1ocy to few, very negligible few igbo politicians, believing that they are fools who will buy the ideology. grin
I can assure you that every single breathing igbo man have biafra deep down his heart 100%, that is who we are, and that is what we want QED.

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Re: Yerima Shettima: I Never Said Igbo Wouldn’t Be President – Arewa Youths Leader by Whiteangel1234: 10:05am On Jun 29
Arrewa:
The north will never vote an igbo man!!

No sensible northerner will ever support an igbo man into the corridor of power!!

Nobody is stopping them from contesting... They should contest politics is a game of number and logical strategies.

Since after war, Igbos have insulted and ridiculed the North, they have blackmailed and castigated us for nothing sake. They have ruined our reputation for Decades with lies and fallacy with the help of the southern media, you blame us for your misfortunes, you shed corockodike tears and point your filthy fingers to us to get sympathy, any politician who wants relevance, points his gun to the North while igbos stay behind and load his gun...

Upon your falsehood and wickedness towards the people that did nothing to you, you still storm the Church on sundays, sit in the front seat and recite the part of the Bible that says: "do not bear falsehoods against your neighbors or your labourers" swimming in the ocean of hypocrisy

Today you want same north to support and vote you...

No...it's Biafra or death!!

You are just a little emotional fulani boy . Politics are not run on emotions but interest and Nigeria FIRST

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Re: Yerima Shettima: I Never Said Igbo Wouldn’t Be President – Arewa Youths Leader by omenka(m): 10:06am On Jun 29
Whether he did or didnt say it, one thing I'm sure about is that I'd support any candidate from the platform of the APC from South West in 2023, especially that anointed by Tinubu.

I'm also exceedingly sure I'd NEVER support any candidate put forward under the Evil Unbrella and Party of Tax Collectors.

God bless Nigeria and God bless Jagaban.

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Re: Yerima Shettima: I Never Said Igbo Wouldn’t Be President – Arewa Youths Leader by RoyalUc(m): 10:11am On Jun 29
omenka:
Whether he did or didnt say it, one thing I'm sure about is that I'd support any candidate from the platform of the APC from South West in 2023, especially that anointed by Tinubu.

I'm also exceedingly sure I'd NEVER support any candidate put forward under the Evil Unbrella and Party of Tax Collectors.

God bless Nigeria and God bless Jagaban.

So, you are more interested in a political party and not in a person's competence?

If you were in Edo, who will you cast your vote for?

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Re: Yerima Shettima: I Never Said Igbo Wouldn’t Be President – Arewa Youths Leader by Igbochief001(m): 10:33am On Jun 29
Sammy07:


Since 1950, South East and North have been working together.

Can you please, tell me how you were forced?
When Awolowo offered you guys Prime Minister, what happened?

Were you forced to work with the North then?

Mtcheww.

Since 1950, you guys didn't work with South, instead you were working with the North.
You're now shouting southern unity when you yourself didn't work with South.
Why are u guys always guilty of selective history ...so u expected zik to form government with a man who has shown he hated him in the 1950s even sacking one of yoruba land highest Kings for being friends with zik ?

Come on na ...well I'm not surprised ...most of u even expect south south to support your quest for 2023

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Re: Yerima Shettima: I Never Said Igbo Wouldn’t Be President – Arewa Youths Leader by Igbochief001(m): 10:34am On Jun 29
JagabanEko:


Ys Azikwe worked with north and 3 millions igbos were used as suya meat gringrin
We know how the 3 million happened ....we know who we trusted and who betrayed ...today they are calling their brown teeth god to come help them take back their land they sold to us

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Re: Yerima Shettima: I Never Said Igbo Wouldn’t Be President – Arewa Youths Leader by JagabanEko: 10:34am On Jun 29
Whiteangel1234:


You are just a little emotional fulani boy . Politics are not run on emotions but interest and Nigeria FIRST


If na by interest, then igbo is a no no.. They have never had interest of Nigeria in heart b4

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Re: Yerima Shettima: I Never Said Igbo Wouldn’t Be President – Arewa Youths Leader by JagabanEko: 10:35am On Jun 29
RoyalUc:


So, you are more interested in a political party and not in a person's competence?

If you were in Edo, who will you cast your vote for?

Pls tell me.. Who in South East is more competent than Osinbajo? Just tell me

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Re: Yerima Shettima: I Never Said Igbo Wouldn’t Be President – Arewa Youths Leader by Anambra1stS0n: 10:37am On Jun 29
Arrewa:
The north will never vote an igbo man!!

No sensible northerner will ever support an igbo man into the corridor of power!!

Nobody is stopping them from contesting... They should contest politics is a game of number and logical strategies.

Since after war, Igbos have insulted and ridiculed the North, they have blackmailed and castigated us for nothing sake. They have ruined our reputation for Decades with lies and fallacy with the help of the southern media, you blame us for your misfortunes, you shed corockodike tears and point your filthy fingers to us to get sympathy, any politician who wants relevance, points his gun to the North while igbos stay behind and load his gun...

Upon your falsehood and wickedness towards the people that did nothing to you, you still storm the Church on sundays, sit in the front seat and recite the part of the Bible that says: "do not bear falsehoods against your neighbors or your labourers" swimming in the ocean of hypocrisy

Today you want same north to support and vote you...

No...it's Biafra or death!!

Faceless forum, Yoruba man calming Arewa grin

However, your opinion is inconsequential, you just have one head, I rememberd how you and your likes during presidential election, saying if Peter Obi go to north for campaign he will be stone, Obi went round north without ugly incident, there are many credible and trusted Igbos that have worked with great Northern politicians go and make enquiry of Hon Chukwuemeka Nwajuba(HCN) most trusted ally to the north right from the days of Abacha, he is current minister, there are others

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Re: Yerima Shettima: I Never Said Igbo Wouldn’t Be President – Arewa Youths Leader by Igbochief001(m): 10:39am On Jun 29
JagabanEko:



Then face the ones that used for families for suya meat.. Tinubu never ruled yeast...

Fulani ass licker right from Azikwe time gringringrin
Never called tinubu name ooh and never called yorubas ....so Oga face Frome and guilty conscience they prick u

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Re: Yerima Shettima: I Never Said Igbo Wouldn’t Be President – Arewa Youths Leader by Igbochief001(m): 10:41am On Jun 29
Anambra1stS0n:

You opinion is inconsequential, you just have one head, I rememberd how you and your likes during presidential election, saying if Peter Obi go to north for campaign he will be stoned, Obi went round north without ugly incident, there are many credible and trusted Igbos that have worked with great politicians go and make enquiry of Hon Chukwuemeka Nwajuba(HCN) most trusted allies to the north right from the days of Abacha, he is current minister, there are others
That guy is a Yoruba guy ..he has never stepped foot in the north not to talk about knowing north

Everyone knows not trust igbos more than two faced yorubas ...and north hardly trust igbos? Even ..that's to show u how much they hate yorubas

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