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Northern Youth Leader’s Forum raises alarm over plot to turn Nigeria to one-party state

The Northern Youth Leader’s Forum (NYLF) on Wednesday raised alarm over plot by some politicians in turning Nigeria to a one-party state, with a call on patriotic citizens to rise up against the move which is against democratic principles and institutions.

Penpushing reports that National President of the forum, Afiyo Elliot made this observation known at a press conference held in Abeokuta, Ogun State Capital emphasisng the danger that might associated with the plans if allowed to see the light of the day.

The Northern Youth Leader’s Forum (NYLF) boss said the plot is aimed to institutionalise and secure authoritarian and dictatorial system in Nigeria, stressing that hence, need on embarking on an awareness and enlightenment campaign to alert Nigerians on the dangers ahead if we allow these politicians to succeed in their machinations and manoeuvres.

‘Following a definite move and subsequent calls for the protection and preservation of our nascent Democracy, we are strongly convinced that it is high time for patriotic Nigerians to arise and challenge the powers that are working against the very existence of Nigeria’s democratic principles and institutions in order to lead us into a one – Party State so as to institutionalise and secure authoritarian and dictatorial system in Nigeria’, Elliot stated.

‘It is in the light of this dangerous and unimaginable scheming and tendencies, that we are embarking on an awareness and enlightenment campaign to alert Nigerians on the dangers ahead if we allow these politicians to succeed in their machinations and manoeuvres’, he added.

Penpushing further reports that the group emphasized it worry on the political scheming in the opposition parties especially in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) which is geared towards the destruction of the party and consequently silencing the opposition

‘We are deeply concerned with the political scheming in the opposition Parties especially in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) which is geared towards the destruction of the Party and consequently silencing the opposition’, he said.

‘These plans are being carried out discreetly by some moles in the party to hijacking the structures of the Party and completely silence their voices. We can keenly observe that despite the introduction of unfriendly policies by the government, a word has never come from the supposedly main opposition party. Unfortunately, Nigerians are not talking nor observing the dangerous trend’.

‘The National Chairman of the party who is supposed to be the main opposition leader to give constructive criticisms so as to guarantee checks and balances, is unavoidably absent or has been on a deliberate, intentional and manipulated sabbatical (money induced) silence’, the group added.

‘The National spokesman of the party has taken over the role of the spokesman of the Rivers State Chapter and is rather busy with the affairs of the Rivers State House of Assembly Members at the detriment of the National affairs’, the forum stated.

‘We then wonder what will be the fate of democracy in the nearest future in our nation as we tend to sliding into a dictatorial state through a ONE – PARTY System. This scenario indeed calls for concern by well-meaning Nigerians irrespective of tribe, religion, geo-political or party affiliations.’

‘To this end, we call on all Nigerians to join us in this struggle to ensure that the planned destruction of the opposition parties especially the PDP, is completely halted, stopped and curtailed’, the group emphasised.

‘We call on the National Chairman of the PDP as a matter of national interest, to resign, suspended or be removed by the NWC or NEC respectively since he has glaringly and evidently compromised. To ensure justice and equity, his position should be given to anybody from the North – Central Zone’.

Penpushing also reports that forum in similar vein, said it observed ongoing negotiations with the American and French Governments to relocate their military bases to Nigeria, as a way of compensating and assuaging the two countries for the inability of Nigeria to mobilise the ECOWAS for a military onslaught or attack against Niger Republic.

‘We observed with great dismay the ongoing negotiations with the American and French Governments to relocate their Military Bases to Nigeria. We have convincing reasons, undeniable evidences and facts that the Federal Government has been negotiating with these Governments to relocate their Military Bases from Niger Republic to Nigeria precisely Sokoto or Kebbi States as a way of compensating and assuaging the American and French Governments for the inability of Nigeria to mobilise the ECOWAS for a military onslaught or attack against Niger Republic’.

‘Though the Minister for Information and National Orientation has denied this plan, we do hope that he will not swallow his words when the time comes. In lieu of this thereof, we want to reiterate our total opposition to this plan and urge the Federal Government to discontinue with immediate effect’.

‘We want to state clearly that, we have over the years observing the criminal activities of the French Government against the interest of Nigeria especially in the North – East and North – West geopolitical zones.

‘We also want to state clearly that the Northern Youth will never allow a square meter of land in the entire North to be ceded to French or American Governments under any guise or reason. If the Federal Government continue with this plan, then the Government should be prepared to kill all of us’.

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