The Northern Youth Forum on Saturday donated a sum of N2m to President Goodluck Jonathan to purchase his Presidential nomination form from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP)
The Coordinator of the forum, Engr Bello Bichi, who announced the donation at a rally in support of President Jonathan in Kano State, said the donation was their way of showing the President their support for his re-election bid.
“We decided to support Mr President with this token amount to enable him purchase the nomination form for the presidency.
“The youths in the north believe that President Jonathan has the country and youth at heart in view of his commitment toward transforming the country,” he said.
In his remarks, the Minister of Education, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau, charged youths in the country to avoid acts capable of causing chaos during the forthcoming general election in the country.
“Gone are the days when we should take up dangerous weapons during the election. As youths, you are expected to conduct your affairs peacefully, especially during election in order to ensure peace in our state and the country.
“We have a herculean task ahead of us, so you have to come out en masse and vote so as to ensure the success of the party at all levels in 2015.”
Also speaking at the event, the Minister of Youth Development, Mr Boni Haruna, said the donation was a clear indication that Northern youths were in support of President Jonathan’s bid to re-contest the presidency in 2015.
The occasion was attended by prominent personalities including Minister of Foreign Affairs, Alhaji Aminu Wali and the Special Adviser to the President on Political Affairs, Prof Rufa’i Alkali, among others.