Monday, April 30, 2012

PDP urges probe of ACN youths’ aborted trip to Cuba - Nigeria

PDP urges probe of ACN youths' aborted trip to Cuba
On April 30, 2012 · In News
12:30 am

IBADAN—The South- West chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has
asked security agencies to go beyond just stopping the Action Congress
of Nigeria, ACN, youths' visit to Cuba, saying; "The youths should be
investigated to know the level of their involvement and knowledge of the
main mission for the trip."

Security agents at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos,
last Thursday night, reportedly stopped no fewer than 50 youths from
embarking on the trip, allegedly sponsored by Governor Rauf Aregbesola
of Osun State.

It was gathered that the youths were on their way to Cuba for the May
Day celebration as every year, labour leaders, activists and students go
to Cuba for May Day celebration.

It will be recalled that PDP had alleged that 50 youths were going to
Cuba for militancy training.

However, in a statement, PDP Zonal Publicity Secretary, Mr. Kayode
Babade, alleged that: "As against claim by the ACN government in Osun
State that the trip was for student activists to witness the May Day
celebration in Cuba, we have information that only seven out of the over
50 youths billed to embark on the trip were students. Other youths that
were part of the trip were drawn from Osun, Ekiti and Ondo states and
they are not student-activists."

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