Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari addresses a Franco-Nigerian business forum at French employer association Medef's headquarters in Paris on September 15, 2015. AFP PHOTO / ERIC PIERMONT (Photo credit should read ERIC PIERMONT/AFP/Getty Images)

The umbrella organization of all northern youths, Arewa Youth Forum, (AYF) said it is worried about the developing situation in the country as it concerns the polity and health of President Muhammadu Buhari and its attendant consequences for socio-economic growth and development of the country.

Its National President, Comrade Gambo Ibrahim Gujungu made the observation in a press statement issued in Kaduna on Thursday.

He said: “an in-depth look at the prevailing circumstances, we deem it necessary to affirm that all is not well with the country and most especially the north as the region that holds the political reign of the country.

“President Muhammadu Buhari like any human being can be sick and looking at his age and the demand of superintending over a country like Nigeria, it is not surprising that his doctors have recommended further rest for the President to enable him recuperate towards facing the task of taking the country to the next level.”

He added: “However what is worrisome is the attitude of the politicians especially those of Northern extraction towards the health of the President.

“Information available to us shows that instead of praying for the quick recovery of Mr. President and working to put the country in a better stead ahead of his return to the country, many of them including some northern Governors are working to position themselves for personal political gains to the detriment of the ideology of Mr. President and the reason for which he was overwhelmingly elected by majority of Nigerians.”

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