Events have reportedly taken another dimension in the Ekiti State Chapter of the All Progressive Congress (APC), as youths in the state, under the aegis of Ekiti APC Youths Congress (EAYC) ignored the callings of their leaders ahead the next week protest planned by the party to cause unnecessary chaos in the state.
The youths said three buses loaded with thugs arrived Iyin-Ekiti today and challenged leaders of the party to put their own children forward to lead whatever protest they were planning before expecting youths in the party to join them.
In a press statement issued on Friday and jointly signed by Mr Tope Ogunkuade and Comrade Tunji Adeleye, Convener and Secretary respectively, the EAYC cautioned youths in the APC against participating in any protest being planned to create anarchy in the State with a view to imposing emergency rule.
They alleged that the protest being planned for next week was meant to be bloody, with some APC vehicles to be destroyed so as to create tension in the State, cautioning that no responsible youth in the APC should present himself to be killed for state of emergency to be declared in Ekiti.
The youths, who alleged that over 200 thugs were being mobilised from neighbouring Osun State to cause mayhem during a protest being planned for next week Tuesday, noted that the “Fayose must go” approach of the party leaders was becoming irritating.
Again, the likes of Senator Babafemi Ojudu, Barrister Femi Falana, Chief Segun Oni, Otunba Niyi Adebayo, Dr Kayode Fayemi, Femi Bamisile and others should bring their own children to Ekiti to lead protests against Fayose if they want the youths to join any protest.
The youths said even though they remained committed to the APC and believed that the party would have provided governance than the State is witnessing, throwing the State into chaos with the thinking that a state of emergency would be imposed just to get rid of Governor Fayose should not be an option to any lover of Ekiti.
Instead of wasting millions of naira on needless protests, our party leaders should use whatever financial resources that they have to empower members of the party in Ekiti State who are living in abject poverty.
Rather than this Fayose must be removed agenda that have not materialised since 2014, what Ekiti people want from us is how our party would have done better if it was in power.
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