Election 2019: Northern youth group backs Atiku for president

Election 2019: Northern youth group backs Atiku for president

- Various groups across the nation continues to endorse presidential candidates ahead of election 2019

- A northern youth group, Northern Youth Stakeholders Forum (NYSF), has endorsed Alhaji Atiku Abubakar

- The group say they are following the footsteps of the Northern Elders Forum who earlier endorsed the PDP presidential candidate

A northern youth group, Northern Youth Stakeholders Forum (NYSF), has adopted the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar as its preferred candidate for the forthcoming presidential election.

The group made the affirmation on Saturday, February 9, during its northwest zonal town hall meeting, held at Mambayya House in Kano, Daily Trust reports.

The group say they are following the footsteps of the Northern Elders Forum (NEF) who earlier endorsed Atiku.

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The director, action and mobilization of the group, Malam Aminu Adam, said the group, which did all they could in 2015 to ensure the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari, has lost confidence in his ability to lead the nation out of its predicament.

He said President Buhari has fallen short of expectations of the masses as he failed in all the three thematic areas of his campaign, namely security, economy and fight against corruption.

Malam Adam said the group has now adopted Atiku based on his mental capability, managerial abilities and as an employer of labour especially to the young people, adding however that should Atiku fail to live up to the expectations of the masses if elected, the group will dump him for another candidate.

Meanwhile, top officials of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and hundreds of their supporters from Jos south local government area of Plateau state have defected to the PDP.

They were led by the APC legal adviser in the area, Hon. Joseph Mani, who said they were leaving the APC because the party had nothing good to offer Nigerians.

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“We believe that with Atiku as president and Useni as governor of Plateau state, Nigerians will have peace and IDPs in Plateau state would be resettled to their various places of abode. APC is full of deceit, they have been complaining every day because the party has nothing to offer,” Mani said.

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