Funmi Olaitan, Ibadan
A group within Oyo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has thrown its weight behind the presidential aspiration of Senate President Bukola Saraki, charging youths in the state to key into his dream of handing over leadership of the country to them in a record time.
State Coordinator of Senator Abubakar Bukola Saraki Campaign Organisation (ABSCO), Mr. Kehinde Isiaka, while speaking with journalists at the party's headquarters in Ibadan, the state capital, lauded the Senate President for showing a far more humane disposition towards the realization of a nation that will be cartwheeled by the productive effort of the youth into the foremost position among the comity of nations.
He said: "Saraki's foremost agenda is to promote a merit based society driven by youthful energy and intellect. He is primed to shape the future of the youth by giving them access to abundant skills, hitherto lacking, to run modern economy and open up space for turning their talents into opportunity.
"His first constituency is the youth, it is not by a mere happenstance, but consequence of his good mind towards the youth that he chose to make his declaration to run for president in the midst of the youth."
According to him, the Senate President has marshalled out impressive developmental plans targeted at improving the lot of the youth who constitute more than 70 per cent of the country 's population.
He said Saraki had always bemoaned the present situation where the potentials of the youth remain largely unharnessed, stating that his vision is to leapfrog the youth to the position where they will be head-hunted and treated with deserving dignity all over the world.
Isiaka enjoined the youth to avail themselves the opportunity provided by the entrance of the Senate President into the presidential race to improve the welfare of all Nigerians with special emphasis on the youth.
He noted that Saraki is not unaware of the daunting tasks ahead in his abiding commitment to turn around the present challenges millitating against the progress of the youth in Nigeria, insisting that he has prepared a master plan to address the challenges and determined to usher in a future full of hope to the youths who are the future of the nation as he is the most youth -friendly of all the aspirants paraded under the umbrella of PDP.
The ABSCO coordinator then called on the youth in the state to file out in their large numbers on Tuesday to welcome the Senate President to the pacesetter state, in his continuation of his natiowide campaign tour.