The Presidential ambition of the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki got a boost as thousands of youths from various associations and groups on Saturday embarked on a rally in Ilorin, to support the former Kwara State governor.
The rally was led by Olarewaju Oba, an aspirant into House of Representatives for llorin/Asa Federal Constituency, under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The youths, who ignored the scorching sun, were chanting in favour of Saraki’s presidential ambition.
They went through major streets in the state capital and ended at the palace of the Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari.
The organiser of the rally, Olarewaju Oba, while addressing newsmen during the rally said the youth in the state embarked on the rally in support of Saraki’s ambition in view of his contribution to the passage of ‘not too young to run bill’.
The House of Representative aspirant expressed optimism that Saraki will further contribute to the development of youths and nation when he becomes Nigeria’s President.
Oba said: “The rally was a testimony that youths in the North Central and Kwara are in full support of presidential ambition of the Senate President.”
Oba advised the Nigerian Youths to always utilise available opportunities to be self-employed instead of looking for ways of getting rich quick or engaging in drug and violence.
The aspirant promised to further improve the economic fortune of rural women if voted to represent the people at the National Assembly member.
Addressing the group, the Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed described youths as potent tools for national cohesion, growth and development.
Ahmed who observed that Youth formed the largest chunk of the country’s population, thereby advised them to make sacrifice to prepare themselves for greater responsibility for attainment of a greater Nigeria.
He explained that youth who are reputed as key drivers of society transformation, should make sacrifice and shun evil practices, such as cultism, kidnapping, thuggery but be focused to take mantle of leadership in earnest.
He added that youth, due to their enormous agility, courage and creativity were invaluable assets and stakeholders in the project Nigeria and should not allow themselves to be pushed aside.