THE Apex Yoruba Youth group, Yoruba Youth Council (YYC), worldwide on Sunday, distanced itself from a proposed Yoruba Youth rally being put together by a group to support the second term of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The youth body which stated this in a communique signed by the leader of the group, Eric Oluwole and publicity secretary, Lekan Shobowale and made available to journalists in Akure, Ondo state capital, denied organising any solidarity rally for President Buhari.
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 call for a nationwide rally in the name of Yoruba Youths aftermath 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 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.”
The YYC described the said rally as a way of causing unnecessary rift among Yoruba youths and also cast aspersion on the values and integrity of Yoruba youths.
“We view this act as only a means by the organiser to deceive Mr President and scoop monetary gains at the expense of ever dynamic and resourceful Yoruba Youths.”
The group called on all Yoruba Youths to shun any forms of the rally, urging them to refrain from participating in any rally under false umbrella of Yoruba Youths.
YYC reiterated its stand on the need for leaders and older generations in Nigeria not to take youths for granted or see them as a political tool as this can not augur well for the country.
It also urged the federal government to pay serious attention to the economy of the country urging the Federal government to ensure there is no increase in the price of fuel.
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