Comrade Elliot Afiyo, the national chairman of the group, made the disclosure in an interview with Daily Sun. According to the report, Afiyo said the group will consider supporting candidates for 2023 presidency from the south and northeast geopolitical zones exclusively.

Northern youths group considers supporting Atiku, Tinubu, others for 2023 presidency. Photo credits: Atiku Abubakar, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu Source: Facebook. lists in this piece the names of the politicians the group said it may back in the next presidential election:

  1. Atiku Abubakar
  2. Bala Mohammed
  3. Bola Tinubu
  4. Nyesom Wike
  5. Orji Uzor Kalu
  6. Peter Obi

Afiyo said it is injurious and morally unjustifiable and unacceptable for somebody to come from the northwest to contest for the presidency in 2023.

He said the zone has had two presidents and a vice president.

Possible pairing The northern youths group also spoke about possible pairing they can consider supporting for the presidency.

Bala Mohammed
Atiku Abubakar
Danjuma Goje
Prof. Babagana Zulum
Ahmad Lawan

Paired with any of the politicians from the South listed below:

  1. Nyesom Wike,
  2. Ifeanyi Okowa
  3. Ben Ayade
  4. Raymond Dokpesi
  5. Peter Obi
  6. Rochas Okorocha
  7. Orji Kalu,


  1. Bola Tinubu,
  2. Kayode Fayemi
  3. Yemi Osinbajo.

Paired with:

  • Nasir El-Rufai
  • Abdullahi Ganduje
  • Simon Lalong
  • Atiku Bagudu
  • Babandende

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