Alogoakho M. Kuju
A coalition of youth groups in Nasarawa State under the leadership of National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), Nasarawa State Chapter have endorsed the candidature of Distinguished Senator Umaru Tanko Al-makura as National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in their forthcoming national convention.
In a statement signed by the Chairman, National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), Nasarawa State Chapter, Comrade Jaafar M. Loko and issued to the press in Lafia, the youths said that although their groups are ordinarily apolitical they had to align with the aspirations of Al-makura because of his long record of service to the people.
The statement reads in part: “Though this youth coalition is not political but we note with keen interest the aspiration of one of our dynamic political leaders and mentor, His Excellency, Distinguished Senator Umaru Tanko Al-Makura for the position of the National Chairman of the governing All Progressive Congress (APC). We have directed the members of youth organizations who are members of the party to endorse him for the position for the best interest of the party and our national development.
“We have no doubt that Senator Al-makura possesses the right character and qualification to lead the governing All Progressives Congress at the national level.”
They therefore appealed to all members of APC across the country to support the aspiration of Senator Al-makura for the good of the party but more importantly for the good of the nation.
The youths groups also used the opportunity to welcome His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR to Nasarawa State on an official visit to commission some projects executed by the Federal Government and the Governor of Nasarawa State, Engr. Abdullahi Sule.
They called on youths from all parts of the State to come out en masse to give a rousing welcome to the President.