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Buhari has put 160 million Nigerians under captivity – Yerima, Arewa youth leader

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President of the Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF), Alhaji ShettimaYerima, has stated that the current government, under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari has put over 160 million Nigerians under captivity.

Yerima, who described the ongoing anti-corruption crusade championed by the current administration as a pure witch-hunt, said Buhari was only using the campaign to punish his political rivals.

Speaking with Sun, the northern youth leader noted that northerners were only good at grabbing power but don’t use it to develop their region.

He said, “It is so sad that Nigeria is undergoing so much crises and challenges, despite our struggles and sacrifices in fighting against dictatorship and enthronement of democracy.

“We were in the trenches fighting for democracy but unfortunately, opportunists took over the process of governance. Most of them didn’t make any sacrifice, and that is why they don’t feel any pain in the way things are going on in this country.

“Those who made the sacrifices were left with nothing, and that is why the over 160 million Nigerians are under captivity.

“One would have expected that with the collective efforts of Nigerians to bring about a new ruling party; to ensure that an opposition party took over from a ruling party that was in power for many years, by now Nigerians would have started smiling, experiencing change and breathing fresh air, but it has not been so. The situation seems to be worse than we had imagined.”


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