The Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF) has faulted the non-confirmation of former Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai as minister.
AYCF said the Senate should not test the patience of northern youths by confirming El-Rufai’s nomination.
A statement by AYCF President, Yerima Shettima, said northerners feel humiliated by the news.
He said El-Rufai’s non-confirmation was an attempt to deny the north fair representation in Tinubu’s cabinet.
According to Shettima: “We regret to note that the targeting of Nasir El-Rufai for such irreverent treatment is part of a wider agenda being pursued by certain dubious political interests to deny the north and the younger generation of Nigerians fair representation in the coming cabinet.
“We consider it deceptive for the Senate to give security checks as reason for not confirming El-Rufai because it is common knowledge that the ministerial nomination list passed through security scrutiny before getting to the Senate.
“It will therefore amount to unwarranted provocation to Kaduna State, to the North and to the Nigerian youth for El-Rufai not to be confirmed for flimsy considerations.”