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Kaduna 2019: Yerima, Arewa Youth Leader For Rep On PDP Platform



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National President of the Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF), Mallam Yerima Usman Shettima appears to have concluded arrangement to contest for a seat in the National Assembly on the ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Indication that the Youth Leader would contest on the platform of the PDP was reinforced by his resignation last week from the Young Democratic Party (YDP), of which he was the Deputy National Chairman. In the resignation letter stumbled over by our reporter, Yerima stated that his intention to quit the YDP is “just to devote my time to deep reflection and taking a very close look at my participation in politics and make some necessary adjustments.” The Kaduna State born Youth Leader, who has relocated back home from Lagos for the project wants to represent the people of Kaduna North Federal Constituency and replace the sitting Lawmaker, Honourable Ismaila Sulaiman, who may also likely want to seek re-election.

The courageous social critic and fearless political commentator, according to a reliable source, has commenced serious consultations across board with a view to seeking support and advice of the community leaders, party leadership, youth and professional organisations as well as from his Comrades in democratic activism. Yerima, in his mid-40s, who is an alumnus of the Lagos State University (LASU), is said to have confided in a close friend that he has been nursing aspiration to serve his good people at the Legislative Chambers in Abuja. It was further gathered that, preparation is on top gear from Yerima’s camp to move to the PDP with a view to realising his electoral ambition under its umbrella. It was also learnt on good authority that he has held series of meetings with leaders of the PDP like the National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondu, Senator Umaru Ibrahim Tsauri, National Secretary, and Hon. Abdullahi H. Mai Basira, National Financial Secretary among other party leaders and elders. All attempts to get to Yerima for his comment on the issue proved abortive as his telephone lines were always busy while all messages sent to his phones were not responded to.



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