Ahead of the presidential primary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, the Nigeria Youth Initiative Forum (NYIF), has endorsed former Senate President Abubakar Bukola Saraki to be the PDP 2023 presidential candidate.
The NYIF took the decision at its general congress held at Zaranda International Hotel in Bauchi on Monday, May 23, 2022.
According to a statement jointly signed by NYIF National President, WAHAB AYINDE SIKIRU; National Secretary, ALABI SAMUEL OLUMIDE; and National Speaker KINGSLEY OGBOSO, the congress had in attendance 33 State Presidents, Secretaries and Speakers.
The statement states that NYIF with over eight (8) million professionals, would deploy its members to work for Dr. Saraki, if he picks the ticket.
The NYIF believes giving Saraki the party’s ticket “will give PDP a better edge than any other party in Nigeria because of our block votes.
“Dr. Bukola Saraki is a very brilliant, vibrant and intelligent human and we see him as most qualified to be Nigeria’s next President.
The group recalls numerous achievements recorded by Dr. Saraki between 1999 and 2019 during which he served as Special Assistant, Chairman’s Governors’ Forum and later as Senate President.
“Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki has what it takes to save our great nation from the situation we found ourselves now.
“We therefore encourage all the PDP delegates for primary election across the country to kindly vote in good faith for the sake of incoming generation. God bless Nigeria,” the statement concluded.