- A Kwara-based group has mobilised youths to stage a mass rally in solidarity with the presidential ambition of the Senate president, Bukola Saraki
- The convener of the forum, Abdulmajeed Olanrewaju Oba, said Saraki has distinguished himself as a leader of the masses
- Oba, however, commended Saraki for answering the call of teeming Nigerian youths to contest for presidency
A Kwara-based group on Saturday, September 8, while encouraging other Nigerian politicians to emulate the leadership style of the Senate president mobilised youths to stage a mass rally in solidarity with the presidential ambition of Bukola Saraki.
Vanguard reports that the convener of the forum, Abdulmajeed Olanrewaju Oba, said the march is necessary because of Saraki's immense contributions to the state.
Olanrewaju Oba said: “It is going to be an unprecedented gathering for the celebration of Senator Bukola Saraki’s years of enviable leadership when we host the one-million-mass march around the state.
“The proposed March which will commence by 7 am in the morning of September 15, 2018 at Ibrahim Taiwo Junction, just in front of Biggs, in Ilorin, Kwara state.
“We recommend a Dress code of Black Jeans and no specific colour of T-shirt to commemorate the occasion.”
The youth leader who is also Patron of The Olanrewaju Oba Youth Forum (TOOYF), commended Bukola-Saraki for answering the call of teeming Nigerian youths to contest for Presidency.
Olanrewaju Oba said: “Nigeria currently needs a competent and capable personality like Saraki to lead this country forward for saving the nation’s democracy through his actions and deeds during the National Assembly chambers siege among others.
“We are thrilled by the prospect of having a leader like Senate president, Bukola Saraki as Nigeria’s President. He has all the qualities and we had thought having him will be something to be proud of. We know that with him Nigeria has a great future.”
“Senator Bukola Saraki has distinguished himself as a leader of the masses and as a man we can trust.We are so sure of his capabilities and he is the best candidate for the job. This is basically why we are organizing the 1millionmass march for him.
“The manner in which Saraki has been running the affairs of the upper chamber of the National Assembly was a pointer to his maturity and his ability to rule the country with a focus..”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that a coalition of south east and south south youth organisations endorsed Senate president Bukola Saraki as their candidate for the presidential election in 2019.
Saraki, who is running on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), picked the party's nomination ticket along with other aspirants on Friday.
The leader of the coalition, Kenneth Oti, disclosed the group's decision at a press conference, in Owerri, Imo state, after a meeting with key stakeholders, and youth leaders in the sister political regions.
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