Alabi Opeyemi Oladimeji, an All Progressives Congress (APC) youth leader from Lagos, has chided Senator Solomon Olamilekan Adeola for openly supporting Bisun Tijani during the ministerial screening on Saturday, August 4.
Adeola, senator representing Ogun West in the Senate, had defended Tijani, a 41-year-old ministerial nominee from his state, when some senators picked holes in his selection by President Bola Tinubu.
Some APC youths had sent screenshots of Tijani’s past criticisms of the political class on Twitter.
But Adeola came to his rescue, openly rebuked him and asked the information technology expert to tender an unreserved apology.
Despite efforts by Adeola to ensure Tijani scaled the screening, some of the young people in the ruling party have continued to lament over the consideration of the Nigerian-British entrepreneur.
Oladimeji, in an open letter to Senator Adeola, wrote:
”I am troubled by your support for Bosun Tijani and the message that this sends to young people like myself.
”While I acknowledge that Bosun may be qualified and brilliant in his own right, it is important to remember that his actions and words have real consequences.
”It is hypocritical for him to criticise the federal republic of Nigeria while simultaneously acting frustrated and as if he is the only one going through struggles.
”However, as a youth stakeholder and a former National Youth leader contestant who was told to step down by the governor of Lagos state, I believe I am talking on behalf of the youths.
”Some youths have taken advantage of social media to protect, defend, and honour the Senate Chambers, the Legislative arm of government, while Bosun called them morons.
”He also referred to the Executive arm of the government house as “AssHoleRock” instead of Aso Rock.”
While reeling out his achievements as a notable APC youth, Oladimeji noted that Senator Adeola has never reached out to him for his efforts in the past.
He also wondered if he was not worthy to be in government and be defended as the senator did for Tijani.
”As a young person, I am looking for leaders who prioritise honesty and integrity above all else. I believe that our community deserves better than the mixed messages that are being sent by those in power.
”I urge you to reconsider your support for The Progressive Youths at your disposal like you did to Bosun Tijaani and to focus on building a truly strong and organised youth wing that can help guide us towards a brighter future,” he added.