By Dapo Salami Ibadan.
.A pan Yoruba group, Yoruba youth forum (YYF) has advised president Muhammadu Buhari, and the APC led administration in the country to allow the rule of law to prevail, during and after 2019 general elections. He said that the vote of Nigerians must be respected and that is why the entire people of south west are believes in transparency, sincerity and honesty.
YYF in his statement, signed and made the available to news men in Ibadan yesterday. The president of YFF Comrade Olusegun Abiodun Bolarinwa said that since the current administration has failed Nigerians the group is left with no other option than to look for a better alternative for Nigerians and that is why YYF has adopted Alhaji Atiku Abubakar for their presidential candidate. He said Atiku is the best option for Nigeria now because the APC led government has betrayed the trusts Nigerians had in them. Comrade Bolarinwa is of the opinion that when preferable his not available, available must be preferable. Alhaji Atiku Abubakar is the best available presidential candidate for now.
Comrade Bolarinwa also challenged the current administration to come out in a clear terms to tell Nigerians what they have done for us in the last four years of their administration, saying Nigeria is retrogressing under them. A common man in Nigeria cannot afford to eat three square meal talk less of sending their children to school. Education is now expensive in Nigeria and that is why is difficult for a common man to send their children to school. We need an experience, amiable and educated leader to move Nigeria forward .
Comrade Bolarinwa said that after YYF adopted Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has their presidential candidate in the forthcoming election, he said he has received series of calls and attacks by some APC members saying that why should YYF declare their supports for Atiku.He also stated that he was attacked and narrowly escaped been assassinated by some unknown politicians,who attacked him during a programme of YYF that was held in lagos. He said he has informed Yoruba leaders and Obas because as a Nigerian and leader of youths in the south west he has the right to decide the future of youths in the south west region in the country. He made it clear that Nigerians are now knows what is better and good for them. He further stated that the power that be cannot intimidate him because youth across the southwest decided to support Alhaji Abubakar after the general youth summit that took place in lagos some weeks ago, it was at that summit that Alhaji Atiku Abubakar was adopted as our presidential candidate after series of consultations from Yoruba leaders and Obas.
He said that anyone or group of people describing Atiku ABubakar as a corrupt leader doesn’t know what they are saying because constitutionally he has the right to contest for the position of the number one citizen because no court of competence jurisdiction as fund him guilty on any corruption charges. He said if he (Atiku) was convicted, he would have been constitutionally unfit to run for presidential office.
According to comrade Bolarinwa any comment, Slogan or official statement ascribing to Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, his ambition and his political party with erroneous and deferming corruption tagged as a political weapon in a political contest is not only criminal but also treasonable. Hence it can be determined that his candidacy holds substantial potency of forming Nigeria next government. Comarade Bolarinwa belives that the choice of Peter Obi and Alhaji Abubakar is no doubt fit in and most deserving. Saying that they have a lot of things in stock for Nigerians.He also said that the visit of atiku to USA has showed that he is a free man that can travel to any country in the world.
He also advise youth in southwest to come em-mass and fight for their right because the high rate of employment among youths is just too much, saying that unemployment is encouraging Nigerian youth to engage themselves in drugs and others evil vices