Presidential Candidate of he People’s Democratic Party, PDP, for the 2019 general election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has pledged that if voted into power, 40% of his administration will be dedicated to the youths, while 30 % for the womenfolk and the balance of 30 % for the adults.
The Presidential hopeful who spoke Tuesday Night in Yola at a FUNTION put together by the Atiku/ Obi Vanguard for Good Governance stated that he decided to allocate the largest percentage of power of his government to youths because they form 70% of the voting population in Nigeria.
: 70 % percent of Nigerian voters are youths and women whom successive administrations have neglected”
: Successive governments in the country have continued to give prominence to the adults in the running of their governments and they have continued to fail”, the former Vice President regretted.
: Unless we shift emphasis and place youths of the country in their rightful places in the scheme of things, we will continue to have the re-occurring restive problem bedeviling the nation”, Atiku Abubakar added.
He accused the President Buhari led APC Government of deceitful promises stating that all the youth related programmes put by the government are not being implemented.
This, he said has been responsible for the growing youth restiveness in most of the states of the country.
Alhaji Atiku Abubakar therefore called on youths to vote out what he called irresponsible APC government for not meeting the yearnings and aspirations of Nigerians.
Earlier, the state Chairman of PDP, Barrister Shehu Tahir reiterated that the party is working tirelessly to ensure that Atiku Abubakar wins next year’s general election.