“Don’t use Sentimental Empathy on the Youths…” – Comedian IgoDye to Atiku

In recent times, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has been very much active on social media, getting engaged to youth and social related issues.

This also includes the #EndSARS protest which he had lend his voice, which many think is due to his presidential bid for the 2019.

For ace Nigerian comedian I Go Dye, the former Customs Deputy Director should give way to young ones to run for political office.

Read his open letter penned on his Instagram page:


Don’t use sentimental empathy on the youths to express your political ambitions. Sir, you are one of those that have immensely benefited from Nigeria since your birth in 1946.

Having worked for 20years with the Nigeria Customs where you retired at the age of 43 in 1989 as Deputy Director, your bucket list sure looks good because you were obviously employed at youth 23.

In 1999 you became governor of Adamawa and ultimately the Vice President, all of these you achieved at 53. What did you do during your time in that exalted position? When will the youths like in your time get a chance? Am motivated to speak, based on your statement: A party that does not take the youths into account is a dying party. The future belong to young. Please which of the future?

Remarkably, between 1999 and 2007 that you were the Vice president of Nigeria, it is recorded that tertiary institutions witnessed several strikes that wasted seventeen months, three weeks and three days. Within this period, what did you do?

If social support were given to youths then, their children will be between 18 and 20years during the 2019 elections, obviously they would have willingly voted for you or anyone that you endorse in 2019.This is the essence of making sacrifices for the future generation.

You cannot be credited to have been a philanthropic to the youths.

The recent revocation of the NPA contract with Intel, your company, is the major issue.

As a company either, the people in the region you operated cannot accredit Intel to have provided credible support for the youths or built skills acquisition centers to curb unproductivity as part of it’s cooperate social responsibility , which has resulted to many youths embarking on the sub- sahara deserts route trekking to Europe, which has claimed many lives.

Your excellency, sir Atiku Abubakar, please don’t use sentimental empathy on the youths to express your political ambitions, because by 2019 the youths are preparing to substantiate the real economical, political and progressive change.

I kindly recommend that you should advocate for process that will afford us the opportunity of a youthful leadership in the 2019 election.

Thanks Amb Francis


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