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Buhari Solidarity Group flays Arewa Youths Forum leader, Gujungu, says he has no credibility

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.

Dele Fashomi
Dele Fashomi, seasoned journalist and communication teacher, is a holder of Master of Arts degree in Communication and Language Arts from the University of Ibadan in 1992/93. Earlier, he had bagged a Bachelor degree from the same university in 1984, after which he proceeded to the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Lagos, in 1990, for a postgraduate diploma in Journalism. He had done many courses in communication, including the EU-BBC Editing Course in 2002. Mr. Fashomi combines effectively the practice, research and teaching of communication. And to date, he has published two academic works in communication: Issues in Communication Technology and Policy (2010) and Economic and Social Issues in Advertising and PR (2013). He had his first break in the Nigerian media in Concord Newspapers in 1990 and today, he has over two and half decades experience earned in several newspapers. He has been part of many start-ups, such as The Republic (1987), The Comet (1999), The Anchor 2001 - 2002; Sun Newspapers (2003); Westerner newsmagazine (2005 - 2010) as Editor; National Life (2011) as Sunday Editor, and Newswatch Newspapers (2012- 2016) as Daily Editor. Dele Fashomi is now the Publisher/Editor-in-Chief of newspaper online, which he started in July 2015. He is also into biography writing, with many books in his trail, some of which he wrote alone and one he co- authored with his mentor, Mr Dare Babarinsa, entitled:  Olabiyi Durojaiye - DARE TO BE DiFFERENT. He also guided and collaborated with Pa Olatunji Odusanya in writing his autobiography - AGAINST ALL ODDS. There are many other books in the works under his pen.