Youths in the All Progressives Congress (APC), in Ekiti State, under
the aegis of Ekiti APC Youths Congress (EAYC) have decried the
reported engagement of one Olasoji Akodu as the coordinator of the
social media team of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The youths said in a press release issued in Ado-Ekiti on Saturday
that they were shocked to read on social media yesterday, the
engagement of the said Akodu, whom they described as a stranger in the
APC in the State as coordinator of the Buhari Media Centre.
According to the press release jointly signed by Mr Tope Ogunkuade and
Comrade Tunji Adeleye, EAYC Convener and Secretary respectively, it
was an affront on youths in the party to be neglected for someone like
Akodu, who is a federal civil servant and his wife a civil servant in
They said those in charge of the Buhari Media Centre in Abuja should
have contacted the State Publicity Secretary of APC, High Chief Taiwo
Olatunbosun for the nomination of a committed party member instead of
placing a non-party member above youths who have labored day and
night, promoting and defending the President on social media.
The APC youths called on the State Publicity Secretary of the party to
write officially to the President to reject the engagement of Olasoji
Akodu as coordinator for the Buhari Media Centre and also vowed to
mobilise youths in the party to avoid working under him.
Furthermore, it is our considered opinion that the likes of Orebe
Sunday Kola, Olufemi Aduloju, Otunba Adeleye Akintola, Barrister
Adeoye Aribasoye and Ayodeji Ogunleye Miliki are better suited as
Ekiti State coordinator of the Buhari Media Centre, not someone like
Olasoji Akodu, a federal civil servant whose commitment to the
Buhari’s project we are not sure of.