The Arewa Youth Consultative Forum, AYCF, on Sunday rubbished the claim by the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu that President Muhammadu Buhari was “dead” and has been replaced with one Jubril from Sudan.
Speaking with a source, the National President of AYCF, Yerima Shettima described the IPOB leader as a drug addict who should not be taken seriously.
Following Kanu’s allegation, Buhari, while in Poland, had dismissed speculations that he was cloned.
Reacting to the saga, Shettima said, “For me, I don’t believe in the story. Nobody can come out and justify that the current President is not Buhari. A mere allegation of somebody who is a drug addict from another part of the world does not make any sense to me.
“This information came out from somebody who is addicted to drugs and talks anyhow. So, I don’t believe in whatever he’s saying.
“If it was a responsible person that raised the issue, some of us would have taken it seriously and looked into it but this is a man that often times keeps lying and says things that don’t make sense to me.
“When he wakes up after taking something he would just say things that are so impossible, so I don’t take him seriously.
The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) is a political and cultural association of leaders in Northern Nigeria formed in 2000 which has considerable influence in the political scene. (Arewa means “Northern” in Hausa, the primary language of the region.) The forum is a successor to the Northern People’s Congress, which collapsed after the coup of 1966. The ACF has been associated with the Arewa People’s Congress (APC), a militant group set up to protect the interests of the Hausa-Fulani people in the north.However, the forum is committed to democratic processes within the Federal constitution.