Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has pledged to give 40 per cent of appointments in his cabinet to youths if he wins the 2019 presidential election.
Atiku made the pledge at the inauguration of the national and state executives of a pro Atiku group, Intellectual Think-Tank for Atiku (ITTA) in Abuja.
The former vice president was represented at the inauguration by the Chairman of All Atiku Support Group (AASUG) Mr Oladimeji Fabiyi.
“Having identified the critical role of youths in the emergence of any leader, I pledge to give youths 40 per cent of appointments in my cabinet if elected as the president of Nigeria in 2019.
“As a youth friendly leader who thinks and understands the feelings of youth, I urge them to give me the chance to make their dreams possible,’’ Atiku said.
Speaking in his own capacity, Fabiyi said that Atiku had consistently showed care and concern about the plight and issues that had to do with youths.
He further said Atiku was one of the major jobs creators in the country and that the youths were the major beneficiaries.
On her part, Titi Abubakar, represented by Sen. Grace Bent, said that Atiku deserved to fly the People Democratic Party(PDP)’s ticket in the 2019 presidential election.
She said Atiku was the right man with the political stamina to wrestle and return power back to PDP and Nigerians.
In his acceptance speech, the National Coordinator, ITTA, Mr Theophilus Ohuoba, said that group would get down to work without delay.
Ohuoba said that the zonal and state coordinators of the group would go back to their various bases and inaugurate their executives.
He said they would move to the grassroots to mobilise delegates and subsequently voters to support Atiku’s candidacy.