The National President of the Arewa Youth Consultative Forum, Yerima Shettima, on Tuesday, said recent happenings in the country have proved that the All Progressives Congress-led government does not wish Nigerians well.
Shettima said this in Lagos during a peace and unity rally organised by the Nigerian Ethnic Nationality Youth Leaders Forum.
He said the rally was organised because of the injustice meted out to Nigerians during the elections.
He said, “This rally is as a result of fallback on the elections. We felt Nigerians deserve more than what they are experiencing in recent times.
“From the presidential election to the governorship election, there was a clear demonstration of rape on our democracy.
“We feel this is not what we envisaged, something went wrong. For us, we have no other home than this country and if democracy is threatened, all meaningful Nigerians must come round to do the right thing.
“This is a clarion call that all hands must be on deck to save democracy, since it has been threatened.
“The election had been massively rigged and the sensibility of Nigerians has been abused and Nigerians demonstrated that in the last election by not coming out to perform their civic duty.”
The National President of the Yoruba Youth Worldwide, Oladotun Hassan, during the rally, said there was the need to sensitise Nigerians not to allow ethnicity, political affiliation or religious sentiment divide the country.
“We are passing a message to our leaders that irrespective of their political parties, let nobody play the card of ethnicity because it is very dangerous,” he said.