Former Vice-President and a People’s Democratic Party PDP 2023 presidential aspirant, Atiku Abubakar has advised youths to be courageous about taking active part in politics.
Atiku made this known while addressing leaders of support groups aligning with his presidential bid during an interactive session in Abuja.
In his address Atiku stated that his dream is to mentor the young generation and hand over his political structure to them, as he was delighted to see more youths showing interest in politics.
He said “It is encouraging that these days, I see many young people come to me declaring intentions to run for various political positions — some state assemblies, some national assembly and even some aspiring to be governors.”
“The beautiful thing is that this shows that our democracy is being strengthened. I also started early like many of you.”
“I started in my late 30s. During our time, our direction was to fight the military and return the country to civil rule.”
“In joining politics, you have to be focused, principled and courageous. For example, I contested for the governorship position four times before I was finally elected. That is politics for you. You have to be determined and be courageous.”
While expressing his appreciation to the leaders of the support groups for the roles they played during the 2019 election, the PDP Presidential aspirant said, “We are more organised now. It is a reflection of the fact that we are now more experienced and with experience comes more knowledge,”
“What that means is that if there was any mistake that we made last time, we are in a better position to avoid such mistakes now.”
In response, the National coordinator of the Atiku Abubakar technical support team, High Chief Raymond Dokpesi urged the groups to embark on all necessary engagements with stakeholders to ensure that Atiku Abubakar wins the 2023 presidential election.