By Archibong Jeremiah
Cross River State APC Youth Lobby Group has been urged not to mislead Cross Riverians. The National Youth Council of Nigeria, NYCN in the State made the call earlier today (Wednesday).
The NYCN Chairman, Dan Obo while briefing the press maintained that the call was necessary following misrepresentation of the forthcoming “Cross River Youth Summit” billed for February 19, 2022, in Calabar.
Obo said, “There is a fundamental problem with the event which I think should draw the attention of Cross River State youths, Cross Riverians and the organizers alike to, the said problem is with the tag of the event.
“The so-called Cross River State Youth Summit is not a political meeting for the entirety of the youth of Cross River – both those who are indigenous to and resident in the State. It is a summit for Nigerian youths who are members of the APC. To tag an APC youth event a State youth event carries a subtle attempt to cajole Nigerian youth into buying into the wares of the APC as a political party.”
He added that “Mind you, as the leader of Cross River youths, I am not legislating on which political parties Nigerian youths should identify with. Of course, youth can identify with any political party of their conviction and choice but, neither those who have nor any political parties should cajole likely gullible Nigerian youths into thinking that the Cross River State Youth Summit is a State youth summit, whereas it is an APC State Youth Summit.
“So, the organizers of the said event which were inaugurated on 27th February by the APC National Youth Leader, Alhaji Ismaeel Ahmed should label their events accordingly as it is done in other States and geopolitical zones –it should be APC Cross River State Youth Summit not, Cross River State Youth Summit.”
Fielding questions from journalists he reiterated that “I am a member of PDP, not APC.”
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