2023: Young people buy PDP presidential forms for Saraki
A group of young professionals on Monday paid 40 million naira to buy former Senate President Bukola Saraki’s expression of interest and nomination forms to compete for the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) presidential ticket in the elections of 2023.
The youths said they made this decision because of their search for a Nigerian who can serve the interests of the youth and the country as a whole.
Speaking after receiving the forms from the group’s leader, Saraki praised their efforts to raise funds to purchase the forms.
He said the gesture was a call for him to push forward and win the election.
The former Senate Speaker said, “What you have done is a symbolic message that you instruct me to go out there and work hard with all of our leaders, delegates and other stakeholders to win the PDP presidential ticket. also in May, followed by a decisive victory in the general elections of February 2023.
“Your charge for me is to go out there and make sure that all Nigerians, young and old, northerners and southerners, Muslims, Christians and people of other religions, private and public sector operators and members of different political parties, join hands. and fix Nigeria.
“With your action today, I have no choice but to listen to the voices of young people who make up 62% of the over 200 million Nigerians. This is why I want to promise that if I become President of Nigeria, all the positions of Ministers of State in the cabinet will be filled by young people. It’s a promise I won’t break because I believe young people’s ideas are needed to drive modern development efforts. And you know from my record that I have the audacity to implement that promise.
Speaking earlier, the leader of the group, Abubakar Danmusa, expressed sadness over the current state of affairs in the country, which he said has motivated them to resolve to be part of the process leading to the emergence of a new president.
He said: “After long deliberations, we have concluded that the situation in our country is so far from where it should be, if we have the right leadership. The country is not functioning as a functional entity that can get the best out of its citizens and deliver the best to the entire population.
“We want a candidate who will create synergy between the private sector and the business sector. We want a man who will naturally win the respect of the international community and the trust of foreign and local investors and lead them to establish factories and enterprises.