The Ilorin emirate youth wing under the umbrella of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Kwara State chapter has on Saturday solicited support for the presidential ambition of the former Senate President of Nigeria, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki.
Delivering his address at a press conference held at Mandate of office, the spokesperson of the group who is also the secretary of the forum, Mallam AbdulRauf Iyanda Bello said the present government under the APC has failed the country by failing abysmally to tackle the problems of security challenges that bedeviling the progress and development of Nigeria as a nation.
He further said such include the attacks from terrorists which paralyzed Nigeria economy as a result of incessant communal crises that led to the killings, kidnappings, armed robberies, raping and other anti-social vices.
He lamented that businesses are shutting down, youths are losing jobs daily and international entrepreneurs looking elsewhere for their business due to lack of security arrangements in Nigeria.
“We must ensure the security of lives and property in Nigeria is safe, as things stand now, no one is truly safe in this country. We must restore the sanctity of the rule of law and strengthen democratic institutions in order to build a just, fair and equitable society for all.
“We must rebuild the trust of our people in government. we need a Pragmatic competent president in our great nation with the capability to rise to the challenges of the 21st century.
“We must put this country forward together to rebuild with dedication and commitment youths do not deserve to live in the abject poverty of the world. It is no longer an issue of how we got here, but how do we get out of this bad situation? We are so optimistic with the firm conviction that Saraki has all what it takes to secure inclusive growth for Nigerians at large.
“You will agree with me that this is an urgent task that requires a concerted effort of every one of us. If we look around today, what do we see? What is the condition of our citizens? Where are we as a nation? How are we perceived locally and internationally? Why are we not making the expected progress? Why are we not growing? There is more time to waste. The time is now, to come together and rally around support for Bukola Saraki to stimulate growth in Nigeria for a better tomorrow for the youth
He said that reasons why the PDP youth is advocating for Saraki as next Nigeria President come 2023, it no doubts that Nigerians have tested the capability of Saraki while he was the Nigeria Senate President
In his submission at press conference, the Director of the community impact of Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki office, Engineer Ibrahim Yinka Otukoko commended the youth for organising laudable efforts on the need to canvases and campaign for the acutualisation of Saraki presidential anbition.
He noted that Saraki has served Nigerians in different capacities with national and international exposure which qualifies him to lead the country as next president come 2023.
Also speaking at the event, a former Kwara State Civil Service Chairperson, Hajia Sarat Ibrahim Adebayo seeks more supports from people within and outside the state for Saraki presidential ambition in 2023.
Others emirate youth leaders that attended the programme include Ilorin West PDP youth leader, Alhaji Sulaiman AbdulRahman, Alhaji Salahudeen AbdulRafiu from Asa Local Government, Mallam Aremu AbdulRazaq from Ilorin South and Ilorin East PDP youth leader, Tajudeen Raji and others PDP women group.