Barely 48 hours after 42 political parties and 32 gubernatorial candidates stepped down for his candidature, the Arewa Youth Forum (AYF) has endorsed Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir el-Rufai ahead of the gubernatorial polls billed for Saturday March 9, 2019.
This was expressed in a statement signed by its Coordinator Kaduna State, Alh. Abba Isma’il.
“In this vein, we call on all AYF members in our structures in the 23 Local Government Areas and wards to unite,come out more than they did previously and massively vote for Governor, Malam Nasiru el-Rufa’i due to the realistic fact that he has proven to be a leader that is courageous and employs rapid response strategy in tackling security challenges facing Kaduna State,” the group said.
It explained that he has provided exemplary governance and unsurpassed delivery of democratic dividends to every nooks and crannies of Kaduna state.
“Infact, Governor Mal. Nasiru el-Rufai is the Best man for the job and the Best candidate available,” it stated.
The group further informed that the clarion call also goes to all youth, women and indeed residents of Kaduna State to exercise their franchise.
“Come out peacefully and massively vote for Governor Malam Nasiru El Rufa’i for continuity of visionary policies and delivery of Democracy dividends for sustainable socio economic development of Kaduna State,” they charged.
The statement said further that, in implementing some of it’s core mandate of civic education, entrenchment of a value system of good governance, selfless leadership and wholesome delivery of democratic dividends; it commended youth for being well behaved during the 2019 Presidential and National Assembly election and expect them to do same in the forthcoming governorship and states House of Assembly election.