Southern youths to FG: Deal with politicians sponsoring terrorism
A group, Southern Youth Leaders Forum (SYLF) on Monday called on the Federal Government and more importantly the Nigeria Police to as a matter of urgent national security, deal decisively with some desperate unpatriotic politicians, whom investigations have shown are conspiring with some external forces to threaten the country’s sovereignty.
The group, the umbrella body of youth leaders from the 17 southern states, also alleged that the so-called politicians were planning to truncate the coming inauguration of President Muhammadu Buhari, for a second term in office.
SYLF made the call in Lagos at a press conference, expressing concerns about the desperate moves by some politically exposed persons, to sponsor a new phase of terrorism, both within the country and through the nation’s territories with other countries.
Speaking on behalf of the forum, Comrade Odeyemi Oladimeji and Engr Fidelix Nze (KSM), cautioned Nigerian politicians to refrain from actions that would derail the present democracy in the country.
SYLF expressed displeasure at those whom it described as “Political Merchants and Tribal Warlords,” who is accused of not willing to employ the available legal means of seeking redress after losing out in the last general elections.
According to it, the selfish politicians are now engaging in actions that are not only inimical to the government, but also to the innocent Nigerians, who will be at receiving end, declaring that such actions were not only backwards but capable of causing more security crisis.
“We wish to remind these elements, majorly those politicians involved in the ongoing attempt, aimed at derailing our democracy and ultimately, to blackmail our Sec6urity agencies, particularly the Nigerian Army and it’s leadership through sponsored attacks by known terrorist groups and their sympathizers within our country and around our borders, that we cherish our democracy and will not tolerate the desperate ambitions of a few, to override our collective national interest, particularly the future of our hard earned democracy.lll
“We are at this point calling again on those who are not satisfied with the outcome of the elections to take the most civilised route by approaching the election tribunal as provided by the constitution.
“Nigeria judiciary is independent and can handle any case that may arise after the elections. The clandestine activities of this few unpatriotic and disgruntled elements within and outside of our dear nation, which has been discovered by our hard-working military leadership and other sister security agencies should be of great concern for all peace-loving Nigerians,” the forum said.
The Forum was unequivocal that this desperate act was tantamount to treason, which attracts very dare consequences in the Nigerian constitution, declaring that Nigeria is a sovereign country and her sovereignty must be respected.