In every battle there are always arrows heads that spear head the attack, doing deep probing into enemy territory and determining the outcome of great battles.
This same tactics is usually deployed in the conduct of campaigns for elective offices. This singular act comes with its attendant consequences which could be dire in extreme cases such as deaths, betrayals, accidents, disappearances, personal discomfort and much more.
This brings to mind the various support groups that stood with the then opposition party (APC) and its candidate who is now the incumbent President of the federal republic of Nigeria (President Muhammadu Buhari). What readily come to mind are the so many travails they went through to ensure that PMB emerges as the president of Nigeria, these travails are mostly unknown and those at the top echelon of decision making usually see it as not too necessary to recall such especially when they eventually come out victorious.
A case in hand is APC National Youth Vanguard ably led by the indefatigable ESV Jibrilla Madu Gadzama with an armada of self motivated men and women that came from every part of this country to unite for a common purpose. These young men and women collectively without any support from any politician dead or alive sponsored their campaign train, they, as part of their campaign efforts held several meetings in several parts of the country, had running battles with group that wanted to hijack its name due to its unique nature and formation and so many other tough times were experienced by these true living legends of change. Not to forget the several running battles with security agencies and the ruling party as at that time.
APC National Youth Vanguard is number 4 category “A” on the APC national party’s register. Its travails and activities all for the sake of bringing PMB to power are well documented and available for call up and verification at any time.
However its saddening, appalling, disenchanting, discouraging and amount to total betrayal on the part of the government and the party to ignore the role these great men and women played in the 2015 election by denying them any form of compensation while unheard names keeps crawling up form most unexpected quarters – some even dead while others are recycled.
Such act of betrayal is what keeps turning millions away from supporting the candidacy of PMB in his quest for re-election come 2019.
For the information of the National party (APC), they will stand to loose dismally as this very particular group has a huge and verifiable followership of over 3 million vote(s)/members waiting to get a political direction from its leader to make the next move. It will only amount to political suicide to ignore such a group of self motivated people with internal ideology. 3 million is not a number to toy with when carrying out a political equation.
This is therefore a call to President Muhammadu Buhari to right the wrong through recalling of all support groups and doing justice by including them in his government and governance for their effort and contribution in helping him emerge as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, this is far better than shutting them out. He should not fall for the lie that all is well as millions of young people that sacrificed their lives and hard earned resources are being sidelined; this may not positively impact in his quest for re-election.
“A stitch in time saves nine” as APC National Youth Vanguard has nothing to loss as far as Nigeria politics is concerned.
Zonal Coordinator South South
APC National Youth Vanguard.