YOUTH DAY: Group warns CUPP, Calls on FG to re-open schools, Gives NSA, IGP, DSS, 7 DAYS ultimatum - Paul Ukpabio's Blog

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Wednesday, 12 August 2020

YOUTH DAY: Group warns CUPP, Calls on FG to re-open schools, Gives NSA, IGP, DSS, 7 DAYS ultimatum

Youth leaders across the country have called on the Federal government to re-open schools as a matter of urgency, insisting that the forthcoming elections in Edo and Ondo states are not more important than the re-opening of schools across the country.

The youth leaders under the aegies of The League of Nigerian Youth Groups made this known at a press conference held today in Abuja, in commemoration of the International World Youths Day, and after which they all signed a press statement.

“We have come to terms with the fact that nothing, absolutely nothing can justify the continuous lockdown of schools in Nigeria by the Federal Government as Nigerians have evidently watched ongoing electioneering campaign processes in Edo and Ondo states where Mega rallies with mammoth crowd is seen without the pandemic being an obstacle,” observed the leader of the group, Rt. Hon. Godstime Chukwubuikem Samuel. “Does it mean that our leaders prefer and gives value to next election instead of the next generation?” He asked further.

The Group therefore made an appeal to President Mohammadu Buhari to act on behalf of the teeming youths presently staying home idle. 

“We hereby appeal to President Muhammadu Buhari to order for the full opening of schools. However also, it is important that the President insist that schools adhere strictly to Covid-19 safety measures.” 

In the same vein, the youth leaders raised eyebrows at the activities of CUPP. “We have also watched with great concern the unrestricted unbridled incisive and provocative comments used by the Spokesman of CUPP, Ugochinyere Ikeagwuonu (the self-acclaimed Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere) in recent times aimed to fan the ember of discord and ignite violence and forceful change of government. We also have credible intelligence that Mr. Ugochinyere and his allies have recruited youths, perfected plans to hide under the International world Youth day to cause massive violence in and around Abuja under the guise of protest against government. And linking this to the earlier alarm raised by Coalition of Youths Led by Comrade Dallah Kabiru that the CUPP Spokesman alleged to have been funded with well over N500m by anti- democratic elements to create anarchy and violence in the country and set the stage for a coup. Of which interestingly, not too long the Defense Headquarters also alerted the public of credible intelligence on plans of some group of persons to destabilize the country and incite the rank and file of our Armed Forces for a mutiny, possible coup and forceful change of government. We hereby warn that CUPP, its mouth-running spokesman and other enemies of Nigeria's unity and democracy desist henceforth from fanning the amber of disunity and violence in the country. We also warn that they desist from insulting the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria which we consider provocative and an act likely to cause breach of public peace.”

The League of Nigerian Youth Groups at the said press conference gave the National Security Adviser, the director of State Security service, the inspector general of police and Defence Headquarters, a 7 days ultimatum to apprehend CUPP Spokesman and call him to order because nobody is more Nigerian than the other. Where their right stops, the right of other Nigerian Youths commence.

The League of Nigerian Youth Groups press statement was signed by: Rt. Hon. Godstime Chukwubuikem Samuel, National President, Emerging Leaders Forum of Nigeria (ELFON); Amb.Shuaibu Sani, National Speaker-elect, Youth Assembly of Nigeria (YAN): Rt.Hon. Mubarak Aliyu, National Speaker, Nigerian Students Parliament (NSP); Comr. Abdulmalik Usman, President, Northern Youth Peace Ambassadors; and Comr. Sunday Adekambi, National President, National Association of Polytechnic students (NAPS)

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