AS campaigns begin for the 2019 general elections, momentum has set in Sokoto state with a Coalition of youth of Resident Communities unanimous endorsement of Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal’s re-election bid.
Similarly, the youths endorsed the presidential bid of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar with a plan to organise a 5000 man mega rally march round the state for Tambuwal and Atiku.
The youths described Atiku as a political icon that can sail the country out of the shackles of bad governance by ensuring Nigeria works again.
Addressing a press conference on Friday in Sokoto, the Leader of the youths, comprising 108 executives from across the 23 LGs, Comrade Luka Jacob said the unilateral endorsement was in view of Tambuwal’s ability and fast standing residence to fulfil the basic and fundamental promises made to electorates and has strengthened and risen the hope of youth wing of resident communities in the state.
” Tambuwal has done that for Southern and Western youths in the spirit of friendship and love by empowering members of our organisation.
” We have benefitted from his educational grants and logistics, health intervention as well assistance to accident victims and disease control to all and sundry across the state”, he mentioned.
Accordingly, he noted with passion how the governor ensured the inclusion of resident communities in his cabinet to strengthen the bond of unity and brother hood.
” We are strongly and solidly behind and promise to give him our votes.
” Therefore, we shall hold a mega rally to comprise of southern and non indigene youths resident in Sokoto state.
However, Jacob appealed and solicited the support of security agencies to be friendly and civil to them during the mega rally” I also urge our members to be law abiding and continue to uphold the spirit of peace unity known with Sokoto state as its core value”, he said.