A group, South East Progressives Assembly (SEPA) has threatened to drag President Muhammadu Buhari and the ruing All Progressives Congress (APC) to court over the inability of the Federal Government to commence the payment of the monthly Five Thousand Naira (N5,000 stipend) to unemployed Nigerian youths.
President Buhari and the APC had during the electioneering campaigns promised to pay N5, 000 monthly stipend to unemployed Nigerian youths.
“The South East Progressives Assembly(SEPA) wishes to convey its intention to challenge the non-payment of the monthly Five Thousand Naira(N5000) stipend promised to unemployed Nigerian youths by the ruling All Progressives Congress(APC) and President Muhammadu Buhari during the campaigns,” a statement by SEPA, titled “Our Intention to Sue President Buhari And APC Over Non-Payment of N5000 Monthly Stipend to Nigerian Unemployed Youths”, signed by its President, Ebere Uzoukwa, said.
“Our decision to explore legal option on this very particular issue is largely hinged on the overriding fact that APC’s manifesto which contains some of its campaign promises and that of President Buhari undoubtedly remains the real bond between Nigerians and the governmental the day.
“President Buhari presented himself to Nigerians as a man of great reputation, sincerity and truth. He promised Change as well as certain programmes and policies that shall drive the expected Change policy. This among others include the monthly payment of 5000 Naira stipend to unemployed Nigerian youths.”
“The growing tradition of denying campaign promises, proclamation of Nigeria as a broke and most corrupt nation by Mr. President while in foreign countries, propounding excuses on alleged failures of the immediate past government, inability to define policies and direction, alleged refusal to continue some of the lofty programmes and projects inherited from the past administration, perceived selective fight against corruption, alleged political vendetta against perceived political opponents, exclusion of the south east and south south zones from the inner cabinet of the executive and perceived sectionalism judging by the actions and body language of Mr. President, have largely cast serious doubt on the sincerity, uprightness, truthfulness and overall reputation of President Buhari,” the group said.