Kano – Some youths under the aegis of Northern
Youth Forum on Saturday donated N2 million to
President Goodluck Jonathan to purchase his
presidential nomination form.
The Coordinator of the forum, Engr Bello Bichi,
announced the donation at a rally in support of
President Jonathan in Kano.
He said the decision to donate the money was
borne out of the forum’s resolve to support the
re-election bid of the president under the
platform of the PDP in 2015.
“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.
Bichi reaffirmed the commitment of youths in the
north to support President Jonathan’s ambition
for the second term.
He called on the president not to relent in his
effort toward ensuring peace, unity and
development in the country.
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 [VAC1] election in the
“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
“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,” he said.
He commended the youths for the gesture and
assured them that the federal Government would
continue to come up with programmes aimed at
improving their socio-economic status.
“The president had wanted to come and grace
this occasion personally if not for some pressing
national matters,” he said.
Also in his remarks, the Minister of Youth
Development, 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.