By Godwin Oghre
SAPELE—YOUTHS from the 24 kingdoms of Urhobo nation, under the aegis of Urhobo Youths Coalition, UYC, aka, G24, yesterday charged President Muhammadu Buhari to step up security across the area and end what they described as, “wanton killings of our farmers by herdsmen or risk a million man march to the Presidency as well as the offices of the Inspector General of Police and the Chief of Army Staff, all in Abuja, any time in April, 2018.”
The youths who also berated what they described as, “unwarranted herdsmen carnage across parts of Northern Nigeria,” commiserated with the people of Benue, Borno and Taraba states, among others, hit by the carnage, adding that the threats by herdsmen had led to abandonment of farming in Urhobo land, a development, they opined, could spell doom for food production and necessitate inflation in the country.
The youths who spoke in Jesse, Ethiope West LGA of Delta State, through their National Leader, Mr Freedom Ewharekuko at their world summit, also passed a confidence vote in former President Olusengun Obasanjo, over what they described as “his fatherly role in stemming the tide of violence across the country with diplomatic experience as well as his forthrightness in handling political matters,” calling on him not to relent.
The youths, some of who came from Edo, Bayesa, Rivers and Patani axis of Delta State, said, “We stand on restructuring. We are demanding that the security system of the country be stepped up. We condemn a situation where people are quitting farming when the country is angling for agriculture as an alternative to oil, as a means of survival,” calling on others to identify with their Youth Leadership Development.