Timothy Osadolor, the Deputy National Youth Leader of the Peoples Democratic Party, has issued a new warning.
He warned leaders of the All Progressives Congress to be mindful of their utterances over the naira redesign policy being implemented by the regime of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd).
This is even as Osadolor warned APC chieftains to ensure that nothing untoward befalls the commander-in-chief.
He stated this in Benin City, the Edo State capital, late Sunday night at a townhall meeting organised for students and youth leaders to drum support for the presidential aspiration of Atiku Abubakar, the candidate of the PDP.
“The call to anarchy by former Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, the coup insinuation by Femi Fani-Kayode and Governor Nasir El-Rufai over the naira redesign policy, is very worrisome. Ordinarily, these are statesmen people should look up to but because we know these men, and their antecedents and the company they keep, we are giving them the message of the Nigerian youths, which is that nothing must happen to President Muhammadu Buhari.
“He should be allowed to govern without their distractions and to handover come May 29, 2023 on his own volition. Otherwise, the response of the youth will be swift and unwavering. Never again must the number of bullion vans one controls or has access to, determine who leads us. Those willing to lead Nigeria and Nigerians must come and tell us what they have in store for us as youths like Atiku Abubakar of the PDP has done,” he said.
Osadolor who doubles as the Deputy Director, Youth and Students Mobilisation of the PDP Youth Campaign Council, urged Nigerians desirous of a new prosperous nation to support the Federal Government’s move to purge the system of illicit funds, traceable to a few and highly corrupt Nigerians who are resistant to change.
A statement he personally signed quoted the Edo-born politician as saying that, “With the new naira redesign and pivot to electronic operations and limit on cash withdrawal, we believe Nigeria is on the right path towards getting it right. Therefore, anyone against this development is anti-people and should be cautioned.”
In his contribution, Edosa Ojo who endorsed the candidate of the PDP on behalf of artisans in Edo State, pledged the readiness of his colleagues to mobilise support for the former vice president and his running mate, Ifeanyi Okowa, stressing that having perused their manifesto, “There’s no doubt that Nigeria will rise again if we do the right thing.”
The presidential election, described by pundits as a four-horse race featuring Atiku Abubakar of the PDP, Bola Tinubu of the APC, Peter Obi of the Labour Party and Rabiu Kwankwaso of the New Nigeria People’s Party, is slated for this weekend across 176, 846 polling units spread across the 774 local government areas in the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory.