The Yoruba youth Council has highlighted several reasons why it would not be endorsing President Muhammadu Buhari for President in 2019.
The group distanced itself from a planned Yoruba youth Rally in support of the President’s Second term Bid. Lopsided appointments, Fulani Herdsmen killings, Economic hardship were among the reasons listed by the group.
In a statement obtained by PoliticsNGR signed by the leader of the group, Oluwole Eric and its Publicity Secretary, Lekan Shobowale, YYC denied any involvement with the planned rally. The statement read;
“It has come to our notice that a group known as Yoruba Progressive People’s Congress, an arm of a political party (name withheld) led by one Pelumi Amodu is by no means a representative of Yoruba Youth Council or working for YYC.
The group in its own wisdom endorsed and called for a nationwide rally in the name of Yoruba Youths as an aftermath of the letter of former President Olusegun Obasanjo to President Muhammadu Buhari.We at the Yoruba Youth Council hereby dissociate ourselves from this plan.
We all know this is not a good time for such rally with unmitigated attendance of killings, mass destruction of properties as well as disregard to the principle of federal character through lopsided federal appointment among other reasons.
We view this act as only a means by the organizer to deceive Mr. President and scoop monetary gains at the expense of ever dynamic and resourceful Yoruba Youths.”