The Buhari Solidarity Group, that identifies itself as Democratic Vanguard For Credible Leadership, said the Arewa Youths Forum, led by Ibrahim Gambo Gujungu, should not be taken seriously by Nigerians because of its dirty antecedents of “political opportunism and harlotry.”
Reacting to the Arewa Youths Forum’s call on President Buhari not to seek re-election because doing so “is inhuman and insensitive”, the leader of the Vanguard for Credible Leadership, Malam Bello Muhammad Shehu Tureta, warned Nigerians not to allow themselves to be misled by Gujungu and his “band of bread and butter activists.”
According to Tureta, Gujungu could not have been speaking on behalf of Northern youths whose future “was ruined by corrupt leaders in the past”, and that he (Gujungu) “had worked for the re-election former President Jonathan, who led a government that made corruption fashionable.”
Tureta said Gujungu “is a man of no political consequence, and he is therefore, not in a position to speak for Northern youths.”
He explained that “if Gujungu had any political relevance, following and clout”, former President Jonathan wouldn’t have lost the election, despite the fact Gujungu campaigned for his re-election.”
Malam Tureta added that Gujungu “has no electoral value to anybody, and that “his advocacy is predicated on immediate pecuniary gratification rather than the larger interest of the country.”
According to Tureta, Nigerian youths are the worst victims of corruption, and that any group supporting the return of corruption is doing so for its own financial benefits rather the larger interests of Nigerians.