By Ahmed Ajikobi
The Kwara State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Youth wing, has advised All Progressives Congress (APC) to learn from the former Senate President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Senator Bukola Saraki’s political leadership to pilot the affairs of the state and the country as a whole.
This advice was given by the Coordinator of the party’s youth wing, Abdulkadir Issa Nurudeen Muhammed at a press conference held at Abubakar Bukola Saraki Mandate Hall in Ilorin yesterday.
Muhammed said that APC should learn how Saraki made good decisions to pilot the affairs of the state as a governor and at Federal Level as a Senate President as this will guide them so that lives and properties of Kwarans would not be at danger.
“We urge the APC in Kwara state to take a cue from his political leadership to guide them to go forward so that lives and properties of Kwarans won’t be at risk or threatened.”
He appreciated the national leader of the party, Dr. Bukola Saraki and the Kwara State branch of the Party for creating an enabling environment for youths and women to participate in the leadership process of the largest political party in Africa, PDP.
“Kwara PDP Youths Wing is a political support group with the mission to build the largest network of young eligible voters across the state-leveraging on galvanizing youths political worth and electoral value to push holistically for PDP to reclaim Kwara and Nigeria from the ineptitudeness of the APC.
“The drive which was motivated by his Excellency, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki, CON who recommended sundry privileges including the 30% leadership concession/inclusion for youths and women in the new composition of the PDP party executives positions in Kwara.”
He explained that, it is worthy to commend the PDP as a party, the national leader, Dr Abubakar Olusola Saraki, a two-term-Governor of Kwara State and the immediate past chairman of the 8th National Assembly for fulfilling the promised inclusiveness of youths and women in the recently concluded PDP Ward Congresses across the 193 political wards in Kwara State.
“We can not, but only commend and appreciate a leader whose words have remained his bond. His Excellency, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki has again displayed his uncommon passion and dedication to youths inclusion in governance.
“Just as he expressly facilitated the passage of ‘Not Too Young To Run Bill’ while holding sway as Senate President of Federal Republic of Nigeria in the 8th National Assembly, he has again expressed unflinching disposition to practical working of the bill that is now a law which the incumbent ruling APC who signed it into law has failed to exemplify.
“The outcome of last weekend PDP Ward Congresses across the 193 wards in Kwara State has clearly reflected the promised 30% youths and women inclusion in party leadership. This remained first of its kind and is very unprecedented. This has further put the PDP into new limelight as the old order is confirmed gone, the new dawn is here in Kwara PDP.
“There can never be better time for this than now that Kwarans look up to the PDP for better deal. We sincerely appreciate His Excellency, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki for keeping faith with the yearning and aspiration of Kwarans, who truly want and deserve better than what they are currently witnessing.
“We as youths wing of the Kwara PDP promise, with the needed energy and drive, to continue mobilizing eligible voters and supporters (using the e-registration platform) to our great Party. We acknowledge and give kudos to the National Leader and the Party leadership in the state for this rare feat achieved in their reign.
“We hereby urge youths in Kwara to join the moving train of the PDP, as it has proven again that it remains the only political platform that places premium value and importance on youths inclusion in government and leadership. It remains the only platform youth can realize their dream and political aspirations, hence, a delay in joining this liberation train is dangerous.
The rancor-free and peaceful process of the congress across the state is another pointer to the charismatic leadership of state executive committee led by Engr Kola Shittu who has, beyond reasonable doubt, proved his capability and competence in managing people, power and politics amidst numerous interests.”