By Daniel Ayantoye
Members of the Kwara Central Joint Political Youth Association (KWCJPYA) have debunked the rumour making the rounds that they disgraced the Governor of Kwara State, Alhaji (Dr.) Abdulfatah Ahmed at the recent town hall meeting held in Ilorin, Kwara State capital.
Speaking at a press conference held at the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) centre, in Ilorin yesterday, the President of the Association, Mallam Mayaki Yusuf noted that the controversy was orchestrated by the opposition party to cause mischief and distractions for members of the association.
The secretary of the association, Audu Bashir who spoke on behalf of the KWCJPYA’s president explained that the action by members at the meeting was to appreciate the governor for his laudable programmes and projects in the state.
“We are saying this categorically that the report of abuse; use of foul language and disgrace of the Governor is malicious, fallacious and baseless. It is speculation by the opposition party. This is the only way they feel they could cause mischief amongst members of our group.
“Let’s use this opportunity to clarify that the state government did not order the arrest of any political youth or non political youth other than those suspected to be involved in unlawful activities in the state. We are in total support of renewed fight against cultism in Kwara State,”’ he added.
While commending the governor on projects such as youth empowerment, provision of mass transit buses, financial assistance to youths and paymnt of 1st batch of bursary, they pledged support for the Ahmed led administration.
Similarly, the group lauded the Senate President, Abubakar Bukola Saraki on the recent passage of the ‘Not too young to run’ bill at the National Assembly.
“We appreciate effort of our able leader, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki for the active work done for the passage of amendment bill “not too young to run” that will basically be of benefit to you and I and the future of unborn children.”