The Kwara State chapter of the All Progressive Youth Forum, APYF, under the aegis of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has debunked the news making the rounds that all Local Government coordinators across the state have switched allegiance to YPP.
APYF, in a statement signed by its Director of Publicity, Muhammed Solihu, on Tuesday, explained that the news is hell-bent on distracting patriotic members across the state.
However, the group did not deny the defection of the suspended Edu Local Government coordinator, Muhammed Bala Suleiman, who was found wanton for partaking in anti-party activities.
The statement read, “While APYF Kwara State will not deny that the said Muhammad Baba Suleiman has had an affiliation with Kwara APYF in the capacity of Coordinator of Edu Local Government, it is also important to emphatically state that he was for over seven months suspended indefinitely both as a coordinator and as a member of APYF for engaging in anti-party (APC) activities which are also in contravention of APYF rules of engagement.
“Moreover, on the statement credited to the so called Kwara State YPP Chairman; it is a well known fact the so-called YPP Chairman is a political jobber and machant, with questionable antecedents, who always find comfort in environments devoid of decurum and where manipulative tendencies hold sway.
“Perhaps one of the reasons why the word ‘Coordinators’ was shamelessly used instead of “Coordinator” because the story only referred to a local government coordinator.
“If not, how could any youth in his right frame of mind like the YPP Chairman be making frantic but fruitless efforts to discredit an administration that has given so much to the youth in terms engagement and assigning of responsibilities?”
The group added that the leadership of Governor Abdulrahman AbdulRazaq is characterized with 80% of youths as cabinet members and some strategic agencies. It also cut across the local government level, and APYF is proud of their performance, the statement claimed.
“The Kwara State YPP Chairman is just being an embittered loser, whose character can never fit-in with the AbdulRazaq’s led administration; guided by the principle transparency and accountability, drive towards the delivery of good governance to the masses that elected him,” it added.
APYF, therefore, urged unsuspecting youths across the state to disregard any information or invitations from YPP ‘as their major strategy is to manipulate and deceive people to join their party, as demonstrated in their recent event where many were decieved to join the party through a purpoted programme meant to be for empowerment.’189