As the race for 2023 elections hots up, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) youths have threatened to back any Northern candidate if the South-South governors failed to declare interest in the presidency.
The group under the aegis of South-South Youth Vanguard stated this in a statement issued by its National Chairman, James Efe Akpofure on Thursday in Abuja.
The statement applauded the South-East leaders for declaring their support for Anyim Pius Anyim, who has indicated interest to contest for the position of President in the 2023 presidential election.
The youths urged the South-South governors to take a cue from the South East and show interest and the direction they are taking to avoid suspense and suspicion.
They noted that while there has been agitation for the position to be zoned to the South, politicians from the region have not indicated interest, warning that this is the time to come out as activities towards the election would soon kick-off.
The South-South Youth Vanguard added that to avoid unnecessary political agitation in the nearest future, those who have an interest in the zone should come out now, adding that they would be forced to take positions that may not please them.
According to the statement “We are making our position known now because very soon we will take some steps that may not be palatable to some of these our politicians from the region.
“We have given them time enough. From now till the ending of this month is long enough for any serious politician to make his interest known.
“If they don’t declare between now and ending of this month, we will have no other option than to shift our loyalty to any candidate from the North. A stitch in time saves nine. “