Jonathan, solution to Nigeria’s problems, says youth group
THE South West Youth Network has said that for the future of Nigerian youths to be protected and their aspirations fulfilled, only President Goodluck Jonathan of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) could guarantee this.
Addressing hundreds of youths drawn from across the six states in the South West, last week in Ibadan, a Special Assistant to President Jonathan and South West zonal member, Universal Basic Education Board (UBEC), Kunle Yusuff said the viable option left for Nigerian youths in the March 28 election was for them to vote Jonathan to continue his transformation agenda.
The event organised by the aides of Jonathan and Vice-President Namadi Sambo centred on South West Youth Voters Awareness and sensitization programme ahead of the general elections.
Yusuff, who is also the PDP House of Representatives candidate for Lagelu/Akinyele, admonished the youths to hold their destinies in their hands by voting Jonathan again.
Speaking shortly after the event, Yusuff said, “We concentrate on youths because they constitute 70 per cent of the voting population. Youths are the bedrock of this election. We have decided to form this organisation to reach out to millions of Nigerian youths on the need to be active participants in the on-going electioneering campaigns by getting their Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) and vote for Mr. President who is giving his all to position the youths as true leaders of tomorrow.”
He said his team in the South West network would go round to sensitize and mobilise the youths to cast their votes for the President.
Describing Jonathan as an able, hardworking, goal-getter, amiable and most tolerant President in the history of Nigeria, Yusuff added that, “if this country will be great, it is the youths. Without youths, the future is bleak. Jonathan/Sambo is the best candidate to do the job. We work with them, we know them and they remain the best to rule Nigeria.
“Jonathan is from poor home; if he can become president from that background, anybody from such a background can be president in future. We believe in both of them, Jonathan has empowered women and youths like never before. Out of 42 ministers, we have 12 women who are ministers today.”
Also, Omoleye Olabode, an aide of Vice President Sambo and Michael Olalekan Adeniji read out the reforms and policies the Federal Government under Jonathan has been carrying out to support and assist the youths in becoming the best they can in Nigeria.
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