Ahead of the 2019 general election, the Progressives Yoruba Youth Congress (PYYC) has vowed to mobilize the South-West against voting for Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The group said voting Atiku and the PDP back to power would have “grave consequences on the South-West geopolitical zone”.
Kola Salawu, the PYYC National President, addressed reporters in Akure, the Ondo state capital on Tuesday.
Salawu decried that the region, which he said has the second highest number of registered voters, was denied meaningful positions in the political hierarchy during the PDP administration.
He also recalled that at some point, nobody from the South-West occupied any of the top 10 positions in the country while the PDP was in power.
“This forced the South-West, through its major political leaders, to act and they pushed for alliances with other political parties across the country to form the new All Progressives Congress (APC).
They mobilized the South-West to vote, which ultimately resulted to victory for the APC at the polls, but let us not forget that the neglect by the PDP was not only political but also infrastructural,” he said.
“The PDP, for whatever reasons, barely completed or even carried out any major project in the South-West during its tenure.
The Lagos–Ibadan expressway, the busiest in the country, was abandoned; the Benin-Ore expressway was also equally abandoned. Also was the Oyo-Ogbomosho road; there was barely any federal presence in the South-West.