Forward of the October 10 governorship election in Ondo State, over 66,000 youths beneath the umbrella of the Affiliation of Registered Unemployed Youths and Graduates of Nigeria, Ondo State Chapter have appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to shun the temptation of supporting or utilizing ‘Federal Energy’ for the re-election bid of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu.
The group alleged that Akeredolu who’s contesting on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), had failed the folks of the state particularly unemployed youths within the final 4 years of his administration.
In an open letter to the President and a replica of which was made obtainable to newsmen in Akure after the Affiliation’s government assembly, the State Coordinator of the group, Longe Olarenwaju and the State Secretary, Olusola Alade, mentioned varied laudable training, well being and poverty alleviation programmes inherited by the Akeredolu’s administration had been deserted.
“We don’t need Federal Would possibly; we wish our votes to rely. Let the citizens elect the Governor of their selection within the State.
“Arising from the above points raised, it’s hereby resolved that we, the unemployed youths and graduates of Ondo State numbering 66,000 registered members throughout the 18 Native Governments say; No federal would possibly; our votes should rely; no violence or use of power or coercion of harmless electorates.
“No intimidation or harassment from any quarters on any armless citizen. No to the abuse of energy starting from the usage of all safety personnel to scare electorates from exercising their franchise on or earlier than election day. INEC as an unbiased umpire shouldn’t compromise their integrity for money rewards,”
“Sir, we, (Affiliation of Unemployed Youths and Graduates of Nigeria Ondo State Chapter) wish to use this medium to plead along with your Excellency (President Buhari) to remain clear from Ondo State election and permit our votes to rely.
“The youths and other people of Ondo State typically have expressed a agency perception in your capability to vary the Nigeria’s state of affairs for the higher, granted all obtainable human and materials endowed the nation by God Almighty.
“We wish him (The Incumbent Governor) to check his recognition by permitting our vote to rely on this coming election. Sufficient of propaganda to hoodwink the already impoverished residents of the State by his ‘’See and Purchase’ Vote Syndrome, popularly known as ‘Dibo ko se be’ in Yoruba language.
“Our potential youths can no extra have entry to training due to hike in class charges of tertiary establishments, like Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo and Adekunle Ajasin College, Akungba Akoko that have been rated as one of many least expensive tertiary establishments some years again, can not be accessible to the youngsters of the frequent man.
“The lecturers’ salaries will not be being paid for greater than 5 months. All of the poverty alleviation programmes which the current Administration met on floor have been jettisoned.
The unemployed youths additional acknowledged that “College shuttle Bus for Main and Secondary College college students was not functioning; Well being sector is not any extra accessible as a result of, the federal government hospitals are not any extra reasonably priced.
“We’re bored with his deceits just because different contending events have promised to make tertiary training reasonably priced within the State after they assume workplace. Arakunrin Akeredolu additionally hurriedly introduced 20% discount within the faculty charges, opposite to his perception that this isn’t sustainable when he truly elevated the charges within the first occasion regardless of the hues and cries of the NANS, then.
“We consider the discount is political and never actual as a result of we all know that as quickly as he will get again to the seat of energy, Established order ante will likely be maintained.
“Sir, We, (Affiliation of Unemployed Youths and Graduates of Nigeria Ondo State Chapter) wish to use this medium to plead along with your Excellency (President Buhari) to remain clear from Ondo State election and permit our votes to rely.”