- 36-year old Adamu Garba, says he is ready to occupy the number one office in Nigeria
- Garba says the country needs a new political order to get it right
- He believes he stands the chance of leading Nigeria and has offered himself as a presidential candidate for the elections
36-year old Adamu Garba, a presidential candidate in the 2019 general elections, has declared that he is capable of vying for and performing as Nigeria's president.
Garba made the statement on Wednesday, August 8, when the Not Too Young To Run movement held a procession on major roads in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
The movement had visited the headquarters of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to demand that tickets are reserved for young people with character, capacity and competence ahead of the 2019 general elections.
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Garba, says he is ready to take up the challenge.
His words: “I believe Nigerian youths are born ready, I believe what we are seeing today is the decay of the old political order yearning for a new political order in the system of governing Nigeria.
“And that is why we came here in solidarity with the Not Too Young To Run movement, putting down some demands and guaranteeing them that the future of Nigeria is safe under the Nigerian youths because we are born ready, we have the right programmes, we are fully aware of the situation of the country.
“We have the right programmes that can transit Nigeria away from poverty and transform it to be one of the greatest countries in the world. For someone like me, at the age of 36, I am capable of vying for the office of the president.
“It is time for us to actualize this by coming in 2019, to contest and win the presidency and ask our leaders to retire and relax so that we can continue to move our country forward from here.”
Asked what drives his passion for the presidential contest as a young man, Garba said: “I am a symbol of this movement. Each and every street in Nigeria have a youth that is ready to contest for a particular office. I have moved to 21 states, I have seen how the fire is gradually getting ignited, so the youths of Nigeria are coming up.
“Nigerian youths are coming in 2019 to demonstrate their capacity to move this country to be one of the greatest in the world.”
Meanwhile, the Not Too Young To Run movement are also demanding for 298 tickets out of the available 900 tickets for the Houses of Assembly election nationwide and 109 tickets out of the available 360 tickets for the House of Representatives elections nationwide.
The movement asked political parties to prescribe and enforce spending limits for party nomination fees and charges and cost for nomination of young candidates.
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