2019 elections: Katsina-based youth group drums support for Atiku
A Katsina-based youth group, Voice of Katsina Youths, on Saturday flagged-off a campaign aimed at mobilizing youths to support Atiku Abubakar, the PDP flag bearer in the 2019 presidential race.
Hajia Farida Kabir-Murnai, its National President, who flagged-off the exercise in Zaria, Kaduna State, said that the organization was convinced that Atiku if elected, would improve a lot of the nation’s young people.
She claimed that President Muhammadu Buhari, who is from Katsina State, had not given adequate attention to that state.
“Buhari has inaugurated many projects in other parts of the country, especially in the Niger Delta, but his own state, Katsina, is still waiting for his attention,” she said.
The group’s leader called on the youths of Katsina State to rally round Atiku in the forthcoming presidential election, saying that he (Atiku), had articulated a plan that would make Nigeria a great nation.
Kabir-Murnai regretted that federal government scholarships were becoming increasingly difficult, saying that the situation had affected both students and their parents.
She advised youths to register as members of the movement so as to participate in Nigeria’s quest for greatness and assured members that everyone would be part of the outfit’s decision-making process.
In his speech, Malam Jibril Ahmadu of Pharmacy Department, Ahmadu Bello University (ABU, Zaria, called on the youths to be the representatives of Atiku in their respective areas. Ahmadu, former President, ABU Students’ Representative Council (SRC), alleged that the Buhari administration had yet to achieve much so far.