The Arewa Youths Consultative Forum, AYCF, has frowned at the demolition of the building that housed the Kaduna faction of the All Progressives Congress, APC, by the State Governor, Nasir el-Rufa’i. The youths described the action as a recipe for chaos.
A statement issued by AYCF’s President, Shettima Yerima, said the action was also capable of bringing about chaos in the state. He said as stakeholders in the State, they would not fold their arms and watch an individual’s ambition throw the State into political turmoil.
Yerima cautioned el-Rufa’i and his handlers against allowing primordial interest to override the general safety of people of the state.
“We note with deep concern that this is the second time el-Rufa’i will allow political intolerance to get the better of him.
“These, combined with his numerous unapologetic and hurtful public utterances are in no small measure harmful to the spirit of civil engagement in every democracy the world over,” Yerima said.
He warned that without prejudice to the democratic right of the Governor to tackle political opposition, he at the same time does not have to abuse the instruments of state for undue intimidation.
“Nigeria and indeed the entire democratic world should hold el-Rufai responsible for any untoward incident resultant from his growing impatience and intolerance to opposition,” Yerima explained.
He said such uncivilised actions would definitely add to the numerous other burdens el-Rufai would have to carry to the 2019 polls.
“This time around, el-Rufai must be made to pay compensation for the destruction from his own account. It will not be acceptable for public funds to be used in settling his wanton destruction,” Yerima lamented.