Disappointed that they are not getting what they bargained for after risking their lives to ensure the All Progressives Congress (APC) emerged victorious during the 2015 elections in Kaduna State, the youth have taken their grievances to the streets in protest.
The protest held Tuesday in Kaduna, saw them file out to the Lugard Hall, premises of the Kaduna State House of Assembly with the agreived protesters chanting, “No more APC in 2019,” as they blocked the major road leading in and out of the Assembly, causing traffic build up.
Speaking to newsmen during the protest, the El-Rufai Campaign Group Organization’s Secretary, Sadeeq Shuaibu said they suffered greatly during thelast election for APC.
“Most of the youth you see protesting today were stabbed and maltreated during election, but here they are with no jobs and assistance.
“We want the executive governor of Kaduna State to know that whatever plans he has for the youth never reaches its destination, it never goes down to the youth, instead those working under his cabinet are reaping the benefits either taking it to their families or friends,” he explained.
Shuaibu said Governor El-Rufai on his part was doing his best to ensure that the youth in the state were carried along, while officials working under him were busy sabotaging his efforts.
His words: “His excellency has said that he would make Kaduna State great again, but those who are to asist the governor in making the state a better one are telling lies and decieving the youth.
“Although some of the youth who joined the campaign prior to election are employed as traffic workers and some are empowered to start business, but the crews and sailors of governor El-Rufai has sideline some of us the youths,” he opined.
He stated that the effort of El-Rufai towards engaging jobless youths within the state could hardly reflect as a result of some of his officials’ bias nature when it comes to job appointment and empowerment.
Shuaibu lamented that majority of them who went through the ‘thick and thin’ to vote the APC government into power were been sidelined, adding that those representing them either as councillors, chairmen or House of Representative members have neglected them after the election.