Southwest youth scores Buhari high

The South West Youth Forum (SWYF) has passed a vote of confidence on President Muhammadu Buhari to continue with the reform of the country.

Coordinator of SWYF Biola Ottun-Coker, who addressed reporters after its meeting in Lagos, said the President surpassed expectations.

According to him, SWYF members in Ondo, Ekiti, Ogun, Oyo, Osun and Lagos states reviewed the state of the nation and found Buhari to be the most competent hand among the Presidential candidates.

He said: “The forum took a critical look at the performance of the President Muhammadu Buhari -led administration in the country on issues confronting our democracy and then resolved to support him.

“The problem of Nigeria political system is not the political parties but of individual players who are found of changing parties because of their primordial, selfish interest.

“Corruption has eaten deep into the fabric of the nation that if we do not kill corruption, corruption will kill the nation. As we can see, corruption is fighting back whilst the present government is tackling the menace headlong.

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Ottun-Coker added that Buhari’s three points programmes on security, economy and fighting corruption are making great impact in an unprecedented way.

“He just completed Ibadan-Lagos –Abeokuta rail-line which past administration failed to accomplish for years is emphatic demonstration of the Federal government’s commitment to building a better Nigeria.

“Mr. President is leading the corruption fight by example which is the height of leadership. The administration might have little shortcomings but interestingly such problems are being addressed with vigor and commitment.

“We therefore condemned in its totality the purported endorsement of Atiku, the Presidential candidate of the PDP by the Afenifere group but applauded the endorsement of Buhari by the Afenifere being anchored by Pa Ayo Fasanmi.

“We acknowledged that Asiwaju Bola Tinubu remained a leading voice of Yoruba, his patriotism and forthright leadership remains unparalleled in our present political history,” he said.

Author: Musa Odoshimokhe




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