Youths under the Coalition of South East Youth Leaders (COSEYL) have advised those championing the presidential aspiration of APC candidate, Bola Tinubu to remember the performance of incumbent President, Muhammadu Buhari.
The youths urged them to remember the current economic hardship Nigerians are passing through under a man promoted by and sold to Nigerians by Tinubu.
In a statement jointly signed by COSEYL President General, Goodluck Ibem and Publicity Secretary, Comrade Okey Nwaoru, the group argued that Tinubu’s administation would not be different from Buhari’s who he had severally boasted of bringing to power.
The statement reads: “On June 3, 2022, Tinubu while on a visit in Ogun State, openly boasted that he made Gen. Muhammadu Buhari President in 2015 after several futile attempts.
“But, driven by his own personal political ambition, Tinubu persuaded Buhari to try again and then made him President in 2015 and brought the disaster the country is grappling with at the present.
“The implication of his statement is that the hardships Nigerians are facing today were brought upon us by none other than Senator Ahmed Bola Tinubu.
“So Tinubu owes Nigerians a sincere apology for bringing a disastrous plague upon the nation.
"His presidential ambition has increased the fears of Nigeria’s suffering masses, especially the youth population.”
“In 2015, a dollar was exchanged for N160 naira.
"A litre of fuel was sold for N65, a litre of kerosene was sold for N50, diesel was sold for N50 a kilogram of cooking gas was sold for N100 a kilo but today, a litre of kerosene is sold for N900, a litre of diesel for N1000, a kilo of cooking gas for N1000.
“Everything in the market used by Nigerians has increased by over 1,000 per cent to what it used to be and the same person who brought this misery on Nigerians wants to be President?”
COSEYL vowed to mobilise Nigerian youths against the ambition of any presidential candidate that would be a continuation of the current misery.
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