Friday, 5 January 2018

Arewa Youth: "we see the re election bid of Mr. President at this point in time inhuman, uncalled for"

Arewa Youth Forum, the umbrella body for youth in Northern Nigeria has lampooned President Muhammadu Buhari over his subtle declaration of intention to run for the 2019 Presidential election despite widespread penury in the land.
A strongly worded statement released by the body and signed by its National President of the Alhaji Gambo Ibrahim Gujungu, the body said it is most insensitive for the President to make the move at a time Nigerians were languishing in myriad problems.

Apart of fuel scarcity that ensured that Nigerians spent the yuletide in anguish, there have an upsurge in killings in Rivers, Kaduna and Benue.

The body said:
“Consequently, we are appalled to hear that in the midst of all these the president and his men have already put in place measures to kick start his re – election bid for 2019."
“We are also worried that Nigerians had to go through the yuletide with agony and pains because of the fuel scarcity which still persist into the new year with the Federal government not having a definite roadmap to ending the malaise.
“This scenario was also compounded by the prevailing hardship Nigerians have been going through because of the actions and inactions of politicians and the elite who we believed have not done enough to assuage the plight of the ordinary Nigerians.
“If you add these challenges to the corruption allegations that had plagued some top ranking officers of this administration and the inability or refusal of Mr. President to address same leaves a sour taste in the mouth of many Nigerians"

It adds that " as the apex body of youths in the 19 Northern states and Abuja with affiliates across the country, we see the re election bid of Mr. President at this point in time inhuman, uncalled for and an insult to the sensibilities of the suffering Nigerian masses.
“On the magnitude of the killings, we expect the president to visit some of the states and when he came to Kaduna, he should have condoled with the people or even visited the affected area.
“It is disheartening that when the President visited Kaduna State, black marketers were having a field day as many of the stations where closed and the people where buying fuel at over 350/litre. This we believe is not good enough.
“Nigerians expect a more purposeful leadership from the champion of change than this anarchy in the land and the time to act is now, Mr. President,”

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