Northern youth declare support for Atiku, two days to presidential elections
They claimed Atiku, a former vice president, was their preferred candidate because he had accumulated enough experience to govern Nigeria.
JACOM, a coalition of over 70 youth organizations from the 19 Northern States and Abuja, said Atiku was chosen because, of the 18 presidential candidates, he has the most experience in rebuilding the country.
JACOM’s Convener, Murtala Abubakar, told a press conference at Arewa House in Kaduna on Wednesday, flanked by Raphael Makama, Director of Communication and Public Affairs, and other executives, that none of the contestants had built political bridges across Nigeria like Atiku.
According to Abubakar, the youths of the region arrive at the decision after feeling the pulse of the Northern Elders Forum and the Arewa Consultative Forum as well as other Northern groups on the candidature of the former Vice President.
The JACOM boss, therefore appealed to all Nigerians to come out en masse and vote for Atiku, noting that the decision “we are going to make, will make or mar Nigeria if not well guided by our choice.”