April 30, 2012

PDP urges probe of ACN youths’ aborted trip to Cuba

IBADAN—The South- West chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has asked security agencies to go beyond just stopping the Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, youths’ visit to Cuba, saying; “The youths should be investigated to know the level of their involvement and knowledge of the main mission for the trip.”

Security agents at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, last Thursday night, reportedly stopped no fewer than 50 youths from embarking on the  trip, allegedly sponsored by Governor  Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State.

It was gathered that the youths were on their way to Cuba for the May Day celebration as every year, labour leaders, activists and students go to Cuba for May Day celebration.

It will be recalled that PDP had alleged that 50 youths were going to Cuba for militancy training.

However, in a statement, PDP Zonal Publicity Secretary, Mr. Kayode Babade, alleged that: “As against claim by the ACN government in Osun State that the trip was for student activists to witness the May Day celebration in Cuba, we have information that only seven out of the over 50 youths billed to embark on the trip were students. Other youths that were part of the trip were drawn from Osun, Ekiti and Ondo states and they are not student-activists.”