By Akinwale Kasali
The South West Youth Forum, SWYF, has thrown it’s weight behind the All Progressives Congress, APC, presidential candidate, President Muhammadu Buhari, to be reelected as the president of the nation at the February 16th presidential polls.
The group said it is impressed with the achievements of the Buhari administration so far, optimistic that he would do more if reelected to remain in office beyond 2019.
In a communique issued by the group on the upcoming election, the group frowns at the endorsement of the Peoples Democratic Party candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, by the Afenifere’s Group, anchored by Pa Ayo Fasanmi, stressing that it Condemns in totality the endorsement.
“We condemn in totality the purported endorsement of the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar by the Afenifere’s group, we only acknowledge that Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu remains the leading voice of Yoruba and his patriotism and forthright leadership remain unparallel in our present political history”.
The group stressed that the Buhari led administration to a large extent fulfilled his promises by completing the Ibadan-Lagos-Abeokuta rail line which past administrations have failed to accomplish for years, basically shows that the Southwest has been impacted positively in terms of infrastructural development.
The group however urged the youths not to be used to perpetrate electoral malpractices and electoral violence by selfish politicians.
“We however call for a free, fair, peaceful and credible election, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, should upp the ante in making this election historic as one of the best and credible elections held in the history of Nigeria.
” We also urge well meaning Nigerians to ignore those anti-democratic forces, who are bent on fanning the ember of hate, war and violence”.