Group under aegis of People’s Democratic Party, (PDP) Northern Youths has hailed the appointment of a female, Dr. Baraka Umar as Director Political Affairs for Atiku Abubakar Campaign Organisation .
According to the PDP youths , Dr. Umar’s appointment is a clear evidence that the former Vice President , Atiku Abubakar and presidential aspirant has women in mind all times .
Speaking after an emergency meeting of PDP Northern Youth held at the weekend in Kaduna , leader of the group , Honourable Ibrahim Ahmadu said the appointment of a woman for such a sensitive position is not only apt ,but commendable.
While noting that the appointment of Dr. Baraka Umar necessary considering , the need to encourage women participation in politics , the PDP youths pointed out that , ” Women are veritable source of inspiration and that is why the PDP as a party has never toiled with influence and support . PDP was able to retain power for over sixteen years ,because the unflinching support of women.
Ahmadu further said ,”We are not surprised that the former Vice President ,Atiku Abubakar did consider a woman for the sensitive position of such as Director Political Affairs.
“The complex terrain of Nigerian Politics requires a Visionary, Focused, Trustworthy, Perspective and Active leader if a purposefully and meaningful results must be achieved.
“Certainly the choice and appointment of Dr. Barka Umar ( A hardworking, Trustworthy, Educated, A mentor and a Visionary Mother) by Dr. Atiku Abubakar (Tested, trusted, purposeful, determined, focused, organized, a man who believes in his Country.
” A man who will stand at nothing to see Nigeria becomes a great Nation, A hope and pillar for the past, present and future) to serve as the National Coordinator, Contact and Mobilization, Atiku Abubakar 2019 Campaign Organization is a clear indication of Vision and Victory.
“We at PDP Northern Youth Vanguard heartily Felicitate with you and pledge our continual Support, Devotion and Commitment to this Great Movement. Your Appointment will not only ensure Victory but also rekindle the lost hope and glory of the Nigerian Politics.
We pray the Almighty Allah guide and direct all your actions on this great course. “
Fielding question on the push for change of PDP’s name ahead of the 2019 by some party members , Hon. Ahmadu maintained that anyone in support of the party changing its is doing so on selfish grounds.
According to him , PDP ruled and controlled the economy of Nigeria for over 16 years and because, it lost election to All Progressives Congress in 2015 , then it should change name .
“The idea is retrogressive and uncalled for , so, we are telling the world today that ,we the youths of PDP vehemently kicked against it .” he added