Olamilekan Adeola (APC-Lagos West) has appealed to Nigerian youths not to participate in any action planned to destabilise the country over the outcome of the February 25 presidential election.
“Those who are not satisfied with the outcome should go to the court to seek redress rather than inciting the youth to stage #EndSARS-like protests to destabilise the country,” the senator stressed. “The country is bigger than the interest of anyone. So, I am appealing to our youths not to allow yourselves to be used to destabilise the country by these unpatriotic elements.”
Mr Adeola, the chairman of the Senate committee on finance, made the appeal in Lagos, at the presentation of 480 laptops to students and teachers in his constituency.
The legislator said it was unpatriotic of anyone to undermine the peace of the country over the outcome of the election, urging the youths not to be willing tools in the hands of anti-democratic elements.
“Some people have been sending text messages around inciting the youths against their country, all in the name of politics. I want to call on our youths across the divides to steer clear of these people sending these inciting messages,” stated the Senate. “They are after their personal interests and not that of the nation.”
He explained that the election “has come and gone, a winner has been declared and a platform to seek redress has been offered to anyone who might feel dissatisfied with the outcome.”
Mr Adeola mentioned that the emergence of Bola Tinubu, as winner of the presidential election was a reflection of his popularity with Nigerians and trust in him to deliver a better nation.
The senator said he had no doubts that Mr Tinubu would be sworn in on May 29 as Nigeria’s next president and that his regime would birth the country of everyone’s dream.