Abuja - Youth in the Taraba State have warned political leaders against manipulating them to achieve their political goals.
According to them, no youth would indulge in acts capable of igniting crisis ahead of the election scheduled for 2015.
The youths, who converged at the Jolly Nyame Stadium under the platform of the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) over the weekend vowed to ensure that the ongoing political tension in the state did not degenerate into bloodletting.
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They expressed dismay at the ongoing power tussle between Governor Danbaba Suntai and his deputy Alhaji Garba Umar
Flanked by all the council coordinators as well as the National Secretary, the state coordinator, Emmanuel George, said the gathering had become necessary in view of the political tension that is building up in the state.
George stressed the need for the youths not to make themselves ready-made tools for politicians who are bent on heralding crisis in the state in order for them to achieve their political ambitions.
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“We the youths of Taraba state, have decided to come together to make our position clear in this ongoing political crisis. We have sat down and agreed to break our silence and to let the world know that we are not a religious group, we are not partisans and we are not profit making organization.”
He said the youth from the 16 local government councils and the Development Area were not going to allow crisis in the state.
“Without any fear or contradiction” Taraban youths are focused. Nobody will distract our attention, and we shall continue to support the transformation agenda of President Goodluck Jonathan," George said.
- CAJ News