Youths of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State, under the aegis of Ekiti APC Youths Congress (EAYC) have described the APC lawmakers, including the embattled Speaker, Dr Adewale Omirin as enemies of the State and the partyfor shunning the peace meeting organised by elders in Ekiti State led by Afe Babalola (SAN) to find political solution to the crisis between the two factions in the State House of Assembly.
According to the youths, it was an insult on Ekiti State and its people for Omirin and the lawmakers to shun a meeting called by someone of Aare Afe Babalola’s standing.
“Omirin and his colleagues are making Ekiti people to hate the APC the more because they are behaving as if they are bigger than the State and its people,” the youths said.
The message by the youths was contained in a press statement issued on Thursday and jointly signed by Convener of the group Tope Ogunkuade and Secretary Comrade Tunji Adeleye.
“The personality of Aare Afe Babalola should be enough to convince anyone that is genuinely interested in the peace of Ekiti State to attend the meeting.
“If they had accused Governor Ayodele Fayose of planning to instigate the people to molest them, that would have made some kind of sense, not that childish claim that the governor planned to use police to arrest them.
“The question is, for what offence would they have been arrested? Or are they saying the police can just go about arresting people without committing any offence?” they queried.
The group also condemned Omirin for going on Adaba FM radio station in Akure to castigate the peace meeting.
“These people are just destroying our party because of their blinded desperation for power.
“Now, Ekiti people are seeing APC as a party of troublemakers, who are unmindful of the yearnings of the people for peace, development and political stability in the State.
“Those remote-controlling Omirin and his colleagues from Lagos, Oshogbo and Abuja should know that they are not helping our party in Ekiti and if they want to find out the level of damage they have done to the party, they should come to Ekiti and hear what people are saying,” the youths said.