The Presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Ababakar has assured Nigerian youths of his commitment to enthroning an enduring legacy to them, if he is entrusted with the mandate to preside over the affairs of the country.
Atiku Abubakar gave the assurance on Wednesday, August 3, 2022, when he received a delegation of the executive members of the PDP New Generation led by its Director-General, Audu Mahmud at his residence in Abuja.
The PDP Presidential candidate reaffirmed his commitment as contained in his policy document to the 40 percent inclusion of women and youths in government positions if elected even as he noted that with the 35% affirmative action on women as contained in the Beijing Conference document, that he would make the needed adjustment to accommodate the youth and the women segments of our population.
The Wazirin Adamawa also recalled that it was only in the PDP era that the 35percent affirmative action plan on women was implemented in the country and that the APC administration never honoured that policy.
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He decried the vulnerable situation of the youths today, promising to remedy it. To this end, he said that education would be an integral pillar of his policy agenda to empower the youths and advance the practice of democracy in the country. He regretted that the APC administration has mismanaged the institutions and policy frameworks the PDP government put in place.
While recognising the place of youths in nation building, the PDP Presidential candidate stressed that he would, in tandem with the needs of the times, run an inclusive government that is sensitive to our diversities in all ramifications.
The leader of the delegation, Audu Mahmud noted that Atiku Abubakar was a veritable source of inspiration to the youths of the country, and expressed confidence in his ability to fix the broken socio-economic and political fabric of the country to the benefit of all Nigerians.