Buhari has no interest of youths at heart, his promise of engaging youths in his govt untrue, Ex-militant leader hits hard at Buhari
President of the National Coalition of Niger Delta Ex-Agitators, NCNDE-A, Eshanekpe Israel, a.k.a Akpodoro has described President Muhammadu Buhari, as a promise and fail president who does not keep to his promise just as he put a question mark to the integrity of the president.
Akpodoro stated this in a statement issued in his Ughelli country home in Delta state following a campaign promise by the president to appoint youths into his cabinet when elected to the office for a second term.
Buhari’s campaign director of youth mobilization, Tony Nwoye, on Monday said that youths will be given heads of ministries and parastatals if President Muhammadu Buhari is re-elected.
He said the nationwide youth mobilisation campaign was targeted at convincing Nigerian youths and students that they could trust Buhari.
This, he said, was especially so, based on the positive youth development credentials of President Muhammadu Buhari from 2015 to date.
Mr Nwonye, who is also a member of the House of Representatives, said he had secured the commitment of President Buhari to change the involvement of youths in his administration when re-elected.
He further said that youths in the country were committed to mobilising and giving President Buhari over 20 million votes in the coming elections.
The Nigeria’s presidential poll, according to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC holds on February 16, this year but Akpodoro noted that the president was up to one of his deceptions to lure the Nigerian youth population to support him in his second term bid.
He said after riding to victory on the wings of Nigerian youths, he will, as customary of him, abandon them in victory or ride on his usual ethnic patronage of his Fulani people at the detriment of other nationalities.
Speaking from his experience with the president, the Ex-militant leader noted that Buhari cannot be trusted as he is drunk in tribalism, nepotism and selfishness.
The statement accused the president of using and leaving Akpodoro in limbo after the 2015 electoral victory. He stated that he met General Buhari in 2013 at his Kaduna home and it was there he agreed to work for the president’s victory.
Akpodoro averred that he was the only Ex-militant leader who declared support for the then candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, at the risk of his life which he said was severely threatened.
On why the Nigerian youth should not take Mr. Buhari’s promise serious, after the victory there came a strife from the Niger Delta Avengers, NDA, and he was commissioned by the president to calm the region, an action he carried out with clinical efficiency.
All the promises by the president to him he said, were not fulfilled but those ‘old hags’ who were in their comfort zones reaped from the efforts of the youths who passed through pains to enthrone him, noting that it was insulting for the president to be making another promise of engaging the youths after victory in the February 16 elections.
Akpodoro called on Nigerian youths to ignore the president’s call for support and rather dissipate their energies for Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP whom he said meant well for the nation’s youth population.
In same vein, Akpodoro urged Delta state electorates to rally support for Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, to win a landslide victory at the gubernatorial poll on March 2, urging that they disregard merchants of ethnic politics and vote for a detribalised statesman who has worked enough to earn a second term in office.