The All-Nigerian Youth Support Group has cautioned that the son of President Bola Tinubu, Seyi Tinubu, should not be castigated in any way, as he played a good role during and after the election of his father.
President Tinubu, recently complained about how those not permitted to enter the council chamber were allowed in, including his 37-year-old son.
The group, led by Ismail Tanko, said that Seyi, though not a member of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) , has been playing a vital role in assisting the president to deliver on his campaign promises.
According to Ismail Tanko, ANYSG is an active group in support of fairness and good governance.
Tanko said “Seyi has never addressed nor told anybody that he is a member of the Executive Council of the Federal Republic nor holding any position in Government but has been playing the role to help his father succeed.”
However, the group said that Seyi being seen around the FEC meeting does not in any way mean that he is a regular at the Federal Executive Council Meeting and may not be.
Tanko said, “Let me tell Nigerians that Seyi is not a meddlesome interloper. He will never be because he is intelligent enough to stay clear of the cabinet meetings. He may have come around the villa to chip in a message and never took any prominent seat but sat back. President Tinubu is his father and, most importantly, should not be castigated or humiliated.
“The President did not in any way say that Seyi was seated but said he saw him at the back. He did not say Seyi in any way contributed to the proceedings of the FEC meeting and couldn’t have done that either. We know those spreading false rumors against the young man. We know they are not comfortable with Seyi seeing around his family. Tell me why they want him out? They want to create the impression that he is interfering. But he is not. Nobody can tell us that he is influencing his father. This is not fair on the young man.”
Tanko also said that during the campaign for the 2023 Presidential elections, Seyi was the face and rallying point of the youths who voted massively for the President, even as he faced stiff challenges from Peter Obi, the Labour Party candidate with a large number of youth rallying behind him and the Presidential candidate of the PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, who came second in the February 2023 Presidential elections.