A group, Kwara Youth Network, KYN, has thrown its weight behind the re-election bid of President Muhammadu Bbuhari, the presidential candidate of the All Progressive Congress, APC.
In a statement its Publicity Director, Mr. Tunde Olarinoye released, the group said it was motivated by the war President Buhari is waging against corruption and efforts at improving the economy by the APC led-federal government.
The statement read in part: “It is no longer news that President Muhammadu Buhari has featured a unique administration with self-less service to the course of common man. He has touched lives of many people particularly the youth and women through his programmes such as Presidential Youth Empowerment Scheme [P-YES], N-POWER for the youth as well as revolving loans and Traders Monies for the women among others.
“These were aimed at alleviating poverty, creating employment opportunities and engaging the youth with a view to distracting them from social vices and make them useful.
“My good people of Kwara state, one of the cardinal principles of Buhari’s administration is to fight corruption, recover looted funds and properties. These efforts of Mr. President have earned Nigeria more recognition and respect within the international community.
“Prior the advent of President Buhari, corruption was the order of the day particularly the elite using their opportunistic leadership to exploit the people and divert public funds to their private purse. That is why corruption is fighting back at PMB, to resist the development at all cost. The last four years has witnessed revelations and trials of corrupt cases, prosecutions were made and public funds were recovered back to government coffer.”
KYN, according to the statement, is the umbrella body of 20 youth organizations in the state including Kwara State Grassroot Youth Movement, Abbdulrahaman Abdulrazak Loyalty Forum, Kwara Freedom Amvassadors, Agbooba Youth For Kwara Liberation, Kwara Youth One Voice, Abdulrazak Abdulrahaman Youth Mission, Omoniyi Friendship Social Club, Golden Ladies Club, Kwara North Youth Liberation Movement, Kwara South Focus, among others.