Jab: Arewa Youth Forum Tackles Tinubu, Calls Him A Dictator Over 9th Assembly
The Arewa Youth Forum fumed over Asiwaju Bola Ahmad Tinubu’s position on the Leadership of the Ninth National Assembly.
In a statement issued in Kaduna on Sunday, AYF alleged that Tinubu was turning himself into a dictator by trying to pocket the party’s structure.
They also accused the former governor of Lagos State of trying to impose his stooges on the members of the National Assembly, a move they described as “anti-democratic” and against the political interest of the North as a whole.
The group’s statement was jointly signed by its National President, Gambo Ibrahim-Gujungu, and the National Director, Public Affairs, Bello Abdulhamid.
The statement read, “To any right thinking and close observer of the polity, this unfolding development showcases Bola Tinubu as anti-North and is selfishly paving the way to have total control of the APC and its tidings, as well as influence the decision of the party chairman, all as a build-up to the 2023 elections.
“The AYF has received with surprise, the recent position of the National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, dictating who will emerge as the Senate President as well as the Speaker, House of Representatives for the 9th Assembly.
“We are also amazed by the statement credited to the party chieftain, where he was quoted to posit that party officials not comfortable with the choice and dictates of the party as orchestrated by him and some party officials are free to leave the APC.
“So much so that we consider this statement as unbecoming of the national leader, also, we believe that these dictatorial tendencies are undemocratic, unethical, not in line with international best practices, politically incorrect and in bad taste.
“An elder who is supposed to toe the path of amicable resolution and embrace the spirit of reconciliation, particularly amongst the contestants, is openly found to be overbearing and divisive by all intents.”