Ahead of next year’s general elections, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Youth Leader, Muhammed Suleiman said the party’s 2023 presidential candidate, former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar will deliver good governance.
He stated this during the PDP North Central Zonal Youth Summit 2022, with the theme Mainstreaming Youth Energies Towards Electoral Victories for the Party Come 2023 and Beyond on Wednesday in Abuja.
He said, “I don’t know why some of our leaders are promoting disunity, ethnicity and religious bigotry. The APC campaign was based on ethnicity in 2015 and it will hunt them in 2023.
PDP National Youth Leader urged Nigerians to elect leaders with capacity and leaders that are ready to deliver, regardless of their tribe or religion.
He described Atiku as a leader with the attribute and the needed experience to deliver good governance.
Sulieman “We must understand our differences. We must get to know that God knows why he brought us together. And that is why even in 2011 I supported Atiku Abubakar because of his belief in one Nigeria. I have a passion for good governance. And I believe it is only PDP and Atiku that can deliver.
He continued “Youths have been relegated to the background. In almost all elections we always contribute 60 to 70% of votes in this country. We have discussed a lot with our presidential candidate and he promised to give us 40% of his appointment.
“So anybody who is ready to contribute should go back to his ward. Even to the polling units, I think that is much better. I must commend the leaders of the north-central, from what we are hearing, from what we have seen from the information that is reaching us PDP will take over the North Central in 2023.
“I’m confident that PDP will win all the states in the North Central. But we must work hard. We must move up to the root. We must speak to the electorate in the language they understand. Let us not focus on social media campaigns, the majority of the electorate transmission media must go back and speak to them”.
In his remark, the National Vice Chairman (North Central) said they relied on Nigeria Youths to deliver the PDP and Atiku in 2023.
“The youths are the group we rely on and count on to win elections in 2023. We have a very, very youth-friendly presidential candidate, he stated.
He added that ” we have a presidential candidate that the young should work tirelessly to make sure that he’s elected because he is going to bring in a lot of young people into the government.
PDP National Vice Chairman (North Central) said a lot of the leg work on running around in the political parties is done by young Nigerians, noting that “elections are normally won and lost when the youth are involved or not involved.
“And in this PDP of today, you can see a very clear demonstration of our commitment to the leadership of the youth. So we have every reason to change the narrative of killings, kidnappings, corruption, insecurity, terrorism, unemployment and all the negativities you have that to change.
“Yes, the campaign is going to be bottom heavy, bottom heavy in the sense that everything is going to be driven from the polling units and the wards. Don’t remain here in Abuja and expect that you will win your ward.
“Deliver your polling units, deliver your ward and by the time we do that we will deliver the president. The party is counting so much on you believing that you will do the needful that you will make the necessary sacrifice to ensure that we get there”.
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