Posted by News Express | 4 December 2019 | 409 times
The Yoruba Council of Youths Worldwide (YCYW) is demanding the immediate reinstatement of the 35
aides to the Office of the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, recently sacked by the Federal Government.
While also noting it as obvious onslaught against the Yoruba race that worked tirelessly to make the Buhari Presidency a reality, a statement by the group signed by Aare Barr Oladotun Hassan, President, and Abdul-hakeem Adeleke, Ag. General Secretary, said: “We see this as a premeditated or orchestrated attack on the Vice President rather than the sacked aides by some disgruntled elements reportedly in the Presidency, all in the bid to reduce Professor Osinbajo’s growing and untainted records of integrity.”
The statement disclosed that the National Coordinating Council, the highest decision making organ of the apex Yoruba youth organisation, resolved at her meeting held on Sunday, December 01, 2019 at Ascot Hotel in Ibadan, Oyo State, resolved as follows:
“We vehemently frown at the recent sacking of the 35 aids by the Presidency, culminating from the varying vilified degrees of unwarranted political attrition and hydra-headed negative attacks targeted at the person of Professor Yemi Osinbajo and his Office as the Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, while calling on all Yorubas to stand with the VP.
“We equally condemn in its entirety the reasons given by Mr. Garuba Shehu, SSA to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity that the Federal Government was fighting to reduce taxpayers costs of servicing the office of the Vice President, necessitating the sack of 35 out of 80 aids,” it said, adding: “This was corroborated by President Buhari upon arrival at the Presidential wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, Abuja that the Presidency is undergoing reordering.”
According to the statement, “Considering the veracity and future implication of this treacherous and disappointing act against the Yorubas, who played major pivotal roles to the success of the current administration, particularly Professor Osinbajo, who is the egg-head poster-boy and face of the government, who toiled tenaciously visa viz Trademoni Program launching across the country, not forgetting the fatal helicopter crash in the bid towards ensuring the campaign and eventually winning the second term bid, whom we gave support as a result of his succinct track record of integrity and landmark achievements.
“We condemn the use-and-dump approach of the Northern elites, considering the accelerated manner without prior notice to the VP, on the sack of his 35 official aides, who were caught unawares of the coup de tat and embarrassed by the outrageous media information, firstly perceived as a shared rumour or mere political statement which was hurriedly dispelled by his media Assistant, Mr. Laolu Akande.
“We are aware the sacked Aids were carefully selected and appointed by the VP, most of whom are part of the success story of the office of the Vice President, based on their high-quality intelligence, cerebral intellectual capacity, capabilities and innovative hardworking spirit in managing the daily rigour of their duties diligently, all were unexpectedly relieved and embarrassed by the Department of State Security (DSS) collecting their access ID Card at the entrance of the Presidential Villa, most insulting to these youths, who were committed to the service of their fatherland,” the statement declared.
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