Group Condemns Threat Notice By Misguided Youths

A civil society organization, Committee for the Protection of Peoples Mandate (CPPM) has condemned in the strongest terms, the reported threat issued by some youths under the auspices of the Coalition of South East Youths Leaders (COSEYL) in warning groups and individuals to steer clear of the zone in campaigning for the Presidential candidature of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

According to the press statement issued in Lagos by Nelson Ekujumi, he stated that “CPPM like most Nigerians and adherents of democracy were shocked and embarrassed to read via a newspaper reportage of 10th August 2022, that some misguided and suspected mentally challenged youths under the banner of an acronym (COSEYL) gathered and issued such an irresponsible, reckless, provocative, barbaric, condemnable and sensitivity insulting threat which constitutes an affront not only against the provisions of the electoral Act, but also against the constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria”.

CPPM said it suspects that the empty threat to democracy by this bunch of rascals called (COSEYL) could be the handiwork of anti democratic elements and political vampires who have resorted to this act of desperation just to stoke up ethnic tension and undermine national security.

The group acknowledged that it is aware that these misguided youths do not in any way represent the hardworking and politically conscientious youths of the South East of Nigeria who are desirous of participating in the 2023 electoral process in an atmosphere of peace and tranquility like their fellow youths from other regions of Nigeria.

CPPM called on Nigerian youths to remain focused and law abiding in contributing their quota to nation building and democracy and not allow themselves to be used as tools of divisiveness by agents of destabilization who are on the prowl to incite anarchy.

Ekujumi, then called on the security agencies to invite the mentioned signatories to the threat to national security for interrogation and allow the law take it’s course.

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