By Bridget Ikyado
A group, Youths Alliance For Tinubu ( YAT) says it will mobilise five million votes for the APC presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tunubu and his vice-presidential candidate, Sen. Kassim Shettima.
The News Agency of Nigeria ( NAN) reports that the groups National Coordinator, Bello Bala-Shagari, disclosed this at a media parley to unveil it on Friday in Abuja.
Bala-Shagari said: Aside from mobilising massively for the victory of Asiwaju Tinubu, YAT is poised to be at the vanguard of advocating for youth inclusion and creatingawareness around Youth issues.
We intend to work closely with APC candidates at all levels to ensure their policy initiatives are youth-centered and address core issues relating to youth development and
The coordinator described YAT as a youths engagement platform for the actualisation of the Tinubu presidency in the forthcoming 2023 elections .
Bala-Shagari said according to INECs database of newly registered voters, 71% of the over 11m fresh registrants were youths between the ages of 18 to 35.
Therefore, the imperative of mobilising this demography for our candidate, the APC presidential standard bearer, Tinubu cannot be overemphasized.
YAT is made up of seasoned young professionals that have participated actively in the APC since its formation, contributing immensely to its
success at the grassroots and playing pivotal roles in government.
Already, YAT structure is existent across the country with 36 State coordinators and the FCT.
With this unveiling today, activities to entrench it, down to the grassroots, even to the polling units level will commence, in earnest. Bala-Shagari said.
He added that the group also intends to bridge the perceived gap between the APC presidential candidate and the Nigerian youths.
Bala-Shagari said: Hence, merging our innovative ideas with his experience, hence our motto Ideas meet experience.
It is our strong belief that the synergy that YAT seeks to achieve will give renewed hope to our contemporaries that Tinubu is the authentic Youth candidate.
As our great party kick-starts the campaigns in the coming days, we are ready to join hands with relevant stakeholders and party faithful to ensure emphatic victory in the 2023 General Elections.
A greater and more prosperous Nigeria beckons. We are poised to put our hands on the plough to make this a reality. (NAN) (www.nannews.ng)
Edited by Bashir Rabe Mani
Source: NAN News