A northern youth group, the Arewa Youth Parliament, has urged Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo state to put a stop to what the group termed his unguarded utterances and media attack on the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan.
Insisting that the attacks are unacceptable, the AYP noted that the current mood of the nation dictates that all Nigerians move away from unprogressive lamentations and hauling of unfounded allegations.
The Edo governor has in recent weeks been vocal in his verbal attacks on the Jonathan administration, adding that for the timely emergence of Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) as President, the nation could have been bled dry of its resources by corrupt officials of the immediate past government.
However, the Arewa Youth Parliament, in a statement in Kaduna yesterday signed by its Chairman, Ibrahim Garba Rigachikun and Secretary General, Faith Joshua, said the season of propaganda was over and it was time to settle down to the serious task of governance.
“We believe that the season of propaganda ended after May 29, 2015 and what matters most now is the development of infrastructure across the country for the overall good of all Nigerians.
“We are aware that Governor Oshiomhole is not the official spokesman of the APC Federal Government and should allow those who it is their duty to do their job.
“We also advise him to switch from the campaign propaganda mode and emergency radicalism to do the needful for the people of Edo state. The Governor has apparently abandoned the task of overseeing affairs of Edo state to become an emergency critic of Dr. Jonathan who is supposed to be peacefully resting after serving the nation to the best of his ability.
“The Governor’s media propaganda against the former President is uncalled for and unsuitable in this cooling off period when Nigerians expect a string of developmental projects as promised them by his party during the 2015 electioneering campaigns”, the statement read.