- The Sule Lamido Youth Mobilization of Nigeria (SLYMN) says it has over one million members across the 32 states of Nigeria
- The group states that it will try to convince the delegates of the PDP to vote for Lamido as their candidate for the 2019 presidential election
- The meeting between APC leaders in the southwest and the party's aspirants for Ekiti election is deadlocked
About 10,000 youths have reportedly signed to endorse the former governor of Jigawa state, Sule Lamido, to be presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the forthcoming 2019 election.
Daily Trust reports that the Sule Lamido Youth Mobilization of Nigeria (SLYMN) made the disclosure on Wednesday, May 9, during its national inauguration and presentation of Magazine at Jerrotel Hotel in Jos.
Coordinator of the group, Abdulhadi Abdullahi Sani, said the SLYMN was established over one year and five months ago and has over one million members across the 32 states of Nigeria.
"So far we were able to gather 10, 000 signatures of our members that have endorsed Lamido to be the presidential candidate of PDP for the forthcoming 2019 election," he said.
He said the group will try to convince the delegates of the party to vote for Lamido as their candidate for the 2019 presidential election by getting more than 1 million signatures to back the former governor’s presidential bid.
Meanwhile, a truce meeting between some south west chieftains of All Progressives Congress (APC), led by Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and the 33 aspirants seeking the ticket of the party in the Ekiti state gubernatorial election held in Abuja on Tuesday, May 8, reportedly ended in deadlock.
Sahara Reporters states that the aspirants rejected moves by the party leaders for a consensus candidate among the 33 of them.
NAIJ.com gathered that the former chairman of the party, Bisi Akande, told journalists that a decision that would be in the best interest of the party was taken at the meeting.
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