By Dapo Salami Ibadan
A pan Yoruba Group, Yoruba Youth Forum (YYF) has come out in a clear term that the former vice – president and the candidate of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the forthcoming presidential election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar is the best option for Nigeria.
The president of YYF comrade Olusegun Abiodun Bolarinwa disclosed this while speaking with journalists in Lagos yesterday. Comrade Bolarinwa said that the APC led administration has made mess of every sector. The economy today is total mess. During the electioneering period President Buhari and his party, APC made promises which made us to believe them but none of the promises was fulfilled. Nigeria is fairly bad under the present administration.
Comrade Bolarinwa said that after series of consultations with Yoruba leaders and Oba’s in the south west region of the country, we have decided to support Alhaji Atiku Abubakar for a better Nigeria.
We believe that Atiku will perform better than Buhari having been served in Obasanjo’s government and as Noble Custom Officer. We believe that Atiku will use his wealth of experience to transform Nigeria for better.
Comrade Bolarinwa maintained that Nigerians are not only wise, they are properly informed on the right they have on election day.
What Nigerians are after is performance but APC led government has disappointed them. He said that Alhaji Atiku Abubakar is constitutionally fir to be the president of Nigeria.
Also speaking on the incessant attack by Noble Laurel Prof. Wole Soyinka on former president Olusegun Obasanjo, Comrade Bolarinwa said that it is regrettable and ungracious, that a foremost nationalist and a former president who brought democracy to Nigeria in the second republic can be tagged as a hypocrite by Prof. Wole Soyinka.
Comrade Bolarinwa said that the current administration came to power because Obasanjo supported them in 2015. We all knew that president Buhari performed below expectation and that is why the former president is not supporting him again. You cannot expect Obasanjo to fold his arms and allow Nigerians to suffer again.
He further stated that it is now obvious that Prof. Wole Soyinka is a politician in disguise. He should come out in a clear term if he is supporting Buhari for second term. “I don’t know whether he is member of APC”
He said that as matter of urgency Prof. Wole Soyinka should tender an unreserved apology to former president Olusegun Obasanjo saying that he should change and correct his opinions about Obasanjo. Because Obasanjo is a politician of note and a respected leader in Africa. Prof. Wole Soyinka must be careful and guide his utterances.
Comrade Bolarinwa also advised Nigerian youths to be of good conduct and not allow any politician to use them to cause any political crisis. He also cautions APC members in Lagos state not to turn their political rally to battle ground.