The Yoruba Afenifere Youth Organisation of Nigeria (YAYON) has tasked Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the President-elect, to ensure massive youth participation in his proposed federal cabinet.
The group also warned those alleged to be planning mayhem after the gubernatorial election to desist from doing so.
In a statement jointly signed by, Yoruba Youth National Leader, Comrade Eric Oluwole, leaders of Yoruba Youth Alliance, Lekan Wilki; Yoruba Youth Community Policing-, Abiodun Rosanwo, representative of Yoruba Afenifere Youths, Adewale Adeyemo; and leader of Congress of Yoruba Youths, Yinka Adedugbe, the group said it has set up a monitoring team to fish out trouble makers and report them to security operatives.
The umbrella body of youth organisations from the South West also congratulated the President-Elect, over his victory in the February 25 presidential election, while stating that youth inclusion in the federal cabinet will go a long way in reducing social unrest across the country……..CONTINUE READING
The group however warned people allegedly planning to jeopardise the ongoing efforts of the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Professor 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.
“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.
“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.