Northern Youths have ignored President Buhari, pleading for former Presidents Obasanjo, IBB, and others to preserve Nigeria.
Former top Nigerian leaders have been urged to rise and save the country from collapse by organizing a meeting to examine and propose feasible solutions to the country’s challenges.
According to this online daily, the Northern Youth Leaders Forum (NYLF) called on former President Olusegun Obasanjo and former Head of State Ibrahim Babangida to head the discussion on Saturday.
NYLF, which represents 42 Arewa youth organizations, also encouraged Theophilus Danjuma, Abdulsalami Abubakar, Chief Ernest Shonekan, and others to participate in the forum in order to prevent the country from crumbling.
Shortly after meeting with Obasanjo, NYLF National Chairman Elliot Afiyo spoke with reporters in Abeokuta, the capital of Ogun State.
Banditry, abduction, a bad economy, corruption, and secessionist agitation are among the difficulties facing the country, according to Afiyo.
He believes it is past time for people he refers to as “Nigerian fathers” to meet and provide long-term answers to Nigeria’s challenges before it is too late.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, according to the northern youth leader, was an advanced citizen who believed in the nation’s cooperative life.
He remembered that the NYLF had backed the incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari’s election in 2015, but that Buhari had “failed to achieve the aspirations of Nigerians.”
While claiming that the All Progressives Congress (APC) lacks the political will to address Nigeria’s various difficulties, Afiyo encouraged Obasanjo to intervene in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) crisis in order to resolve it.
“It doesn’t matter where the next President comes from,” he said, describing the PDP as the sole alternative to save Nigeria and deliver good governance for the public.
“We were part of the groups that brought Buhari to power in 2015, and we believed that the Buhari we know would bring about change, but we realized that we had made a mistake and that we needed to right it. That is why I went to see Baba (Obasanjo) directly, and we talked about how he needs to be involved as well.
“We want him to do two things,” he said. “First, he should convene the elders, the Nigerian fathers; they must meet, talk, and intervene to preserve the country.”