Youths from Ilaje local government area of Ondo State Thursday disassociated themselves from a report published in some national dailies that they have endorsed President Goodluck Jonathan for second term
It was reported that the State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) publicity Secretary, Banji Okunomo said the entire youths in the only oil producing community in the south west have resolved to vote for Jonathan.
But, in a statement issued and signed by two leaders representing the youths in the two constituencies in the council, Mr. Erukusi William and Comrade Komalafe Egbowon said the PDP chieftain has no right to speak on behalf of the Ilaje youths.
They noted that the said report only represented the interest and the wish of the PDP spokesman not the entire Ilaje youths.
They said Jonathan has not impacted in their lives to justify the reason why they will back him for second term.
The statement reads, “Ilaje youth will never support Jonathan anymore in this forthcoming elections we have decided to put our tent to general Mohamadu Buhari of APC, the entire Ilaje land and youths of Ilaje in particular suffered untold headship under Jonathan’s administration than any other successful administration in Nigeria, Ilaje land being the only oil producing area in Ondo state and the whole Yoruba land (South West) on commercial quantity in south west region of Nigeria we the Ilaje are eluded of every good thing on federal appointment, no small developmental project in our land despite our peaceful gesture as far political participation is concerned.
“Today the multi-national companies working in Ilaje land refused to discharge their social responsibility infact we have not benefited anything from all multinational companies we have written several letters to Mr. President all to no avail.
“Total of 4000 pipe line surveillance were released by the president to the Arogbo Ijaw’s, we the entire youth of Ilaje want Mr. President to retrieve the whole 4000 pipelines surveillance slot and handover it to the rightful owner Ilaje.
“Jonathan worked against the interest of Ilaje in 2012 during the Ondo State guber election when the Ilaje people unanimously endorsed Olusola Oke as our candidate. There is no single Ilaje man or woman in his cabinet it is only a bastard son and daughter of Ilaje that will waste his or her precious PVC for Jonath