Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Enugu State, Dr. Ben Nwoye has accused some determined politicians of plotting to set Nigeria in flames and bolt away thereafter.
Nwoye spoke on the maiden summit organized by the Enugu Youth Discussion board on Monday in Enugu.
He’s the patron of the youth group.
The chairman, who spoke passionately concerning the present state of affairs of the nation, mentioned these making inflammatory statements had been placing the youths at risk.
He mentioned, “what issues in each state of affairs, we use phrases to convey peace, to convey calm, we additionally use phrases to convey dysfunction and introduce battle.
“Individuals making incendiary statements, inciting statements, they don’t seem to be bizarre folks, they’re leaders, and they don’t seem to be telling the entire fact, they don’t seem to be telling nothing however the fact.
“There may be insecurity, it’s the fact, however that the nation ought to go down in flames shouldn’t be the reality, they don’t seem to be telling those who they’ve made a second selection, that they’ve a second choice. They aren’t telling the youths that if what they’re asking for certainly occurs, they would be the troopers, no one will recruit a person over 50 years of age as a soldier to hold arm and battle within the battle entrance; it’s the youths they’ll recruit to do this, it’s the youths they’ll recruit to do this; they don’t seem to be telling the feminine youths that they’ll grow to be rape victims.
“They aren’t telling the a lot youthful ones that if this nation sparks off and goes in flames, there will probably be no college for them, they don’t seem to be telling the youths that battle brings hopelessness, helplessness.”
Nwoye mentioned upon outbreak of battle “The political class don’t flee with make-shift boats, they’ve choices. When you go to America, you see what is going on, folks shifting dieing within the desert, and the individuals who induced that aren’t fleeing in these nations, the management class has all it takes to stay there.
“So, we should always take a look at it globally, holistically and say- ‘sure the nation shouldn’t be excellent presently however we will repair it, we will work collectively and repair it, allow us to have dialogue, allow us to have dialogue on find out how to repair it’. However not find out how to let it go on a free-for-all.
“This nation of over 60 p.c youths can’t afford a free-for-all. Take a look at our neighbours, particularly the southeasters, we’re landlocked, we would not have any neighbour we will run to, none, we would not have any nation the place we will run to, so no matter occurs right here stays right here, people who have alternatives will bail out even earlier than the whistle of battle that they’ve been encating goes off, so we want calm.
“I need everybody of you to concentrate and perceive what battle brings. These angling for battle are like me, their youngsters will not be on this nation. The remainder, both their youngsters have twin citizenship as a result of they don’t give beginning to their youngsters right here, those that go to high school, they don’t ship their youngsters to the varsity right here, they ship their youngsters to varsities outdoors the nation. Warfare means you should have no college, battle implies that these of you who’ve completed could have no job, you could have completely no infrastructure.
“We want the youths to know that they’ll obtain it when the nation goes up in flames as they’re advocating, not simply the political class however I’m additionally speaking to spiritual leaders, they’ve duty, folks consider them, and the standard establishments, the scholars’ leaderships, social media influencers, they should know that they’ve duty to say the reality, taking issues that occurred in different nations and reporting it as if it’s occurring now, they’ll obtain the repercussions, their neighbours, moms and dads will undergo it.”
Nwoye recommended the Governor of Enugu State, Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for his effort in making certain the safety of lives and properties within the state, stressing, “it’s not a small peak, it’s a pointer of his good management qualities.”
Earlier in a comment, the coordinator of the Discussion board, Onyeabochukwu Christian urged the political class to restrict discussions on the 2023 election as such was derailing the main target of presidency in the direction of offering democracy dividends for the folks.
“We’re sure that on the applicable time, the leaders of the State will decide regarding 2023,” he said.