2015: Yerima joins presidential race on YDP platform
The National President of Arewa Youth Consultative Forum, (AYCF), Alhaji Shettima Yerima, yesterday joined the presidential race, saying it was time to stop Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from further decimation of the country.
He said it was time to call the ruling class in the country to order, adding that he would contest under the platform of the Young Democratic Party (YDP).
Addressing newsmen in Abuja after obtaining his nomination form, the ACF youth leader argued that both PDP and APC had failed the youth and indeed, Nigeria at large.
The former PRONACO youth leader stressed that youths world over are being entrusted with political power, insisting that Nigeria should not be different.
Giving reason for seeking an end to PDP reign, Yerima argued that 16 years of PDP governance has brought nothing but abject poverty to the people, stressing that President Goodluck Jonathan has nothing to offer even if he is given another opportunity.
He said: 'The 16 years of PDP has given Nigerians nothing than abject poverty, terrorism, lack of development and so on.
'As people, from our experiences and background, we have a lot to offer this country. But sometimes, the way the political actors behave, one begins to think whether they have an answer to the Nigerian problem.'