- Some northern youths endorsed Senator Bukola Saraki for 2019 presidency
- The youths commended his performance as Senate president
- They also cited his performance as governor of Kwara for their endorsement
The Northern Youths for Peace and Security (NYPS) has declared that it has endorsed Senate president, Bukola Saraki, for presidency in 2019.
The Sun reports that the group on Wednesday, August 29, through its leader, Salisu Magaji, said Saraki is its choicest candidate. It said their decision was based on the failure of the current administration and that Saraki is the most credible person to salvage the situation.
Magaji said Saraki’s handling of the Senate and his performance as Kwara state governor makes him the best person for the position.
He said: “Gentlemen of the press. We are here as the Northern Youths for Peace and Security to endorse president of the Senate, Bukola Saraki as our choicest candidate for the president of Nigeria in 2019.
“We can not shy away from the fact that this country has suffered so much in all ramifications as a result of bad governance.
“The economy is in a very bad shape and the lives of Nigerians have become cheaper than a bag of rice in the market. We are greatly divided along tribal and religious lines and this polarization has dealt us big blows both on the local and international scenes.
“It is, therefore, very important that we elect a very credible leader to take us back to the path of progress and development.
“Saraki has proven himself a very competent and highly detribalized person who can effectively command proactive followership.
“His track records as the governor of Kwara State and as the senate president are here with us. That is why we have united to endorse him and urge him to come out for the presidency of this great country for the 2019 general elections.
“We urge the PDP and all good people of Nigeria to join in this train of change to bring in a tested and trusted leader so that he can bring in his wealth of experience and goodwill to bear in providing the much needed development that would reposition us on the path of progress."
Meanwhile, former president Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday, August 29, commended Senate president Bukola Saraki for the kind of leadership he has provided for the National Assembly.
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Jonathan spoke when the Senate president paid him a courtesy visit at his Maitama office in Abuja, Premium Times reports.
NAIJ.com gathered that the ex-president said the tremendous support being enjoyed by Saraki from lawmakers in both the Senate and the House of Representatives testifies to his leadership ability.
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