Afenifere youths urge Tinubu to ensure youths in next Federal Cabinet, warn trouble makers
By Ojo Akinwole
President Elect Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has been asked to ensure massive youth participation in his proposed Federal Cabinet.
In a statement on Thursday, the Yoruba Afenifere Youth Organisation of Nigeria (YAYON) akso warned those alleged to be planning mayhem after the Gubernatorial election to desist from doing so.
The group said it has set up a monotoring team to fish out trouble makers and report them to security operatives
The group said youth inclusion in the Federal Cabinet will go a long way in reducing social unrest across the country.
The umbrella body of youth organisatiions from the South West also congratulated the President-Elect, over his victory in the February 25 presidential election.
The Afenifere Youth Organisation earlier had mobilised thousands of supporters across the South West months before the Presidential election.
The group said “We join our Afenifere leader worldwide; Pa Reuben Fasooranti to congratulate Asiwaju.”
The statement signed jointly by the
Yoruba Youth National Leader, Comrade Eric Oluwole, leaders of Yoruba Youth Alliance, Mr Lekan Wilki; Yoruba Youth Community Policing-, Mr. Abiodun Rosanwo, representative of Yoruba Afenifere Youths, Mr Adewale Adeyemo; and leader of Congress of Yoruba Youths, Mr Yinka Adedugbe.
The group warned people allegedly planning to jeopardise the ongoing efforts of the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof Mahmood Yakubu and his team from putting in place a more credible electoral system that will help greatly in stabilising Nigeria’s Democracy through free and fair elections.
According to the statement: “The Yoruba Youth groups came together under the Yoruba Afenifere Youth Organisations of Nigeria (YAYON).
“We join our Afenifere Leader worldwide, Pa Reuben Fasoranti to congratulate Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, an illustrious Yoruba son and a Leader of superlative qualities who ranks among the brightest stars, for emerging victorious in the last presidential election as the incoming President of our Great Country, the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“We strongly believe that Asiwaju Tinubu, as President, will use his exceptional leadership traits to address the prevailing worrisome challenges confronting Nigeria, which have their roots in the unjust, lopsided and imbalanced federal system imposed by the military, which, for many years, has been suppressing the noble aspirations of our people, and thereby has been stifling the true development of the generality of our Country’s composite ethnic groups and dragging us backwards.
The group said “Like our revered Leader, Pa Reuben Famuyide Fasoranti counselled Asiwaju to be a true federalist who will restructure this Country, we equally call on our President-Elect to hearken to the long term popular cry of our People across the length and breadth of our Motherland for an urgent restructuring of Nigeria into a true federalism where every citizen will be given equal rights; where no citizen will again be subjected to any discrimination based on his language, religion or social status; and where true Justice, fairness and egalitarianism shall prevail for all indiscriminately.
“We strongly believe that Asiwaju Tinubu, in view of his brilliant credentials as a highly gifted and compassionate Leader,
a dogged fighter and gallant leader of the nation’s pro-democracy struggles in our nation’s darkest hours, is eminently qualified to restructure Nigeria and give us a new Country that all the citizens will be proud of, into which the thousands of our brothers and sisters who had fled the hardship at home to seek refuge abroad and are now living on crumbs and demeaning jobs, will wish to return soonest and join in the new up-building of Nigeria into a Haven of Joy, Happiness and Progress, of harmonious and peaceful co-existence among all the composite groups.
“We use this medium also to warn those people who have intentions to attack the INEC chairman and jeopardise his effort in stabilizing our democracy in terms of free and fair elections, to desist.from their unpatriotic campaigns and plans.
“Long live our President-Elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu! Long live the Good People of this Great Country still with rich potential for the heights! Long live the Federal Republic of Nigeria!