About one million youths in Ilorin, the Kwara state capital, will embark on a solidarity march for the Senate President Bukola Saraki on Saturday, September 15, 2018.
Abdulmajeed Olanrewaju Oba, convener of the youth forum, described the Senate President as a competent leader who can take Nigeria to greater heights.
“We are thrilled by the prospect of having a leader like Senate President, Bukola Saraki as Nigeria’s President,” he announced.
“He [Saraki] has all the qualities and we had thought having him will be something to be proud of. We know that with him, Nigeria has a great future.
“Nigeria currently needs a competent and capable personality like Saraki to lead this country forward for saving the nation’s Democracy through his actions and deeds during the National Assembly chambers siege among others.
“The March became necessary owing to the immense contributions of the state when Saraki was Governor of the state and senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“It is going to be an unprecedented gathering for the celebration of Senator Bukola Saraki’s years of enviable leadership when we host the one-million-mass march around the state,” he added.
While encouraging other Nigerian politicians to emulate the leadership style of the Senate President, the convener said Kwara youths are "solidly" behind his ideas and ideals.
“Senator Bukola Saraki has distinguished himself as a leader of the masses and as a man we can trust. We are so sure of his capabilities and he is the best candidate for the job. This is basically why we are organizing the 1million mass march for him.
“The manner in which Saraki has been running the affairs of the upper chamber of the National Assembly was a pointer to his maturity and his ability to rule the country with a focus,” Oba said.
Saraki is seeking for the PDP presidential ticket alongside former Vice President Atiku Abubakar; Former Kano State Governor, Rabiu Kwankwaso; Senator Jonah Jang; Aminu Tambuwal; Gombe state Governor, Ibrahim Dankwambo; a former Minister of Special Duties and Inter Governmental Relations, Alhaji Tanimu Turaki (SAN); Former Governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido; a former Governor of Sokoto State, Alhaji Attahiru Bafarawa; and Dr. Ahmed Datti.