DIRECTOR General of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) campaign and the Senate president, Dr Bukola Saraki, has said that the administration of the party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, will be youth driven.
Speaking at the Kwara Central youth town hall meeting in Ilorin on Thursday, Saraki said that PDP cabinet would give 40 per cent inclusion to Nigerian youth if brought to power on Saturday.
Saraki, who answered questions from the youth on various issues ranging from economy, education politics and empowerment, said that they should not make the wrong choice of electing those that do not understand the dynamics of business and the private sector.
He said that Atiku Abubakar has private sector background that is capable of attracting investment and generate employment.
“Saturday is a date with destiny. You should not be intimidated by the presence of security agents. They will be there to provide security and protection to you. With your support, we will win and cause a turn around in our national life. In 2015, a number of unemployment people were 10 million, and it’s now 23 million. The present administration does not understand how to cause a change in people and the economy. We all know the government cannot provide a job for everyone. It is the private sector that will do it. So, I want you to go out on Saturday and elect Atiku that understands the private sector. Don’t make the mistake of voting for those that do not understand the dynamics because the wrong choice can spell doom for the country.
“We are no seasonal politicians that only reach out to you during elections. We’ve been with you all the time, providing infrastructure, health, education and empowerment,” he said.
Also speaking, the director general of the PDP campaign in Kwara State, Professor Abubakar Sulaiman, said that the essence of the meeting with the youth was to correct some impression against the Senate President and elucidate on achievements made so far to improve the welfare of the people.
Sulaiman said that the youth should not be dissuaded to vote for politicians that would not be able to provide dividends of democracy to them, saying that they should vote in the Senate President to retain the number three seat in the state with attendant opportunities.
The town hall meeting, which was at the instance of the Directorate of Youth Affairs, Mandate 2019 Campaign Organisation headed by Comrade Ben Duntoye, was attended by youth groups like artisans, professionals, people with disabilities, students, among others.
The Senate President re- echoed his message to the youths at another session with women from Kwara Central at the Metropolitan Square, Ilorin.
He told the women who filed out in their thousands not to be intimidated by the heavy presence of security operatives, but should come out on Saturday and vote massively for Atiku and all the candidates of the PDP.