A Coalition of about 58 Northern Groups has reemphasized that for democracy to flourish and have a meaning, there must be demographic inclusion and decried how the two major political parties systematically schemed younger aspirants out of their presidential tickets.
A statement by the Group on Monday, 20th June, 2022 said, in order to compliment the yearnings of the younger generation of Nigerians, the parties were expected to pick young people as running mates for their respective Presidential candidates.
Pointing out that the running mate selected by the PDP is relatively not within the braket of the young generation, the Group said eyes are now on the APC to compliment the Tinubu ticket with young people and cited Dr Ibrahim Bello Dauda As example.
“As Vice Presidential candidate to Bola Tinubu such young energetic men as Dauda remain the only viable alternative that can guarantee victory for the APC.
“And since Tinubu is more in favour of the North-East, Dauda, who just clocked 50, so far, stands out as the only representative of the young generation among all the other hopefuls from that zone,” the Group said.
It added that such young men with great potentials, impeccable pedigree, proven integrity, honesty and experience are what the APC needs on the Asiwaju ticket.
“Popular young aspiring personalities like Dauda shall be the ones to be considered in order to bridge the widening generation gap, ” the Group said.