- As the 2019 general elections draw nearer, Senate president, Bukola Saraki, has been holding meetings with politicians
- He has arrived Sheraton hotel in Abuja to also hold meeting with young politicians and aspirants interested in contesting in 2019
- Saraki recently defected from the ruling All Progressives Congress to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party
Senate president, Bukola Saraki, has arrived Sheraton hotel in Abuja to hold meeting with young politicians and aspirants interested in running for public office in the 2019 general elections.
The Senate president, who arrived the hotel on Thursday, August 30, made the disclosure on his official Twitter page @bukolasaraki.
NAIJ.com gathers that this is coming a day after Saraki met with ex-president Goodluck Jonathan in Abuja.
Saraki tweeted that he will be meeting with young politicians and aspirants who are interested in running for public office in 2019 under the newly signed #NotTooYoungToRun Act.
See tweet below:
Recall that Senate president, Bukola Saraki, said that the passage and assent to the Not Too Young To Run bill, would be the first phase in the journey for more youth inclusion in politics.
Saraki made the statement at a meeting with the Not Too Young Run movement comprising of many notable groups in the country.
The Senate president encouraged Nigerian youths to advocate for free and fair elections, stating that the next step in the advocacy process is to ensure that more young people have their permanent voter's cards.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that the Northern Youths for Peace and Security (NYPS) declared that it had endorsed Senate president, Bukola Saraki, for presidency in 2019.
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.
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