As the 2919 general election gathered momentum, The Coalition of Nigerian Students in Nasarawa state have drum support to the gubernatorial ambition of Nasarawa state Deputy governor, Silas Agara.
The Leaders of the coalition made this known recently in Lafia after holding a rally to pledge support to the deputy governor.
Ahmed Zaunwa, Leader of the coalition comprising students from all the state owned tertiary institutions in the state opined that the decision to support the deputy governor is due to Agara’s wealth of experience in governance.
“With his approach to governance we feel he is the right person to solidify the current developmental strides we are currently enjoying under Governor Umaru Al-Makura’s administration.”
He added that Agara’s youthfulness and response towards the youths convinced many students to see him as the right choice that will protect their interests.
Zanwa who is also Secretary General of National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) Zone C also used the opportunity to appreciate the decision of President Muhammadu Buhari to sign into law the “Not to Young Run” bill, adding the development will attract more young Nigerians into politics.
“We are in heaven over the President’s decision. We are so happy because it shows he has us in his thoughts all along. He has shown that he is a leader who cares for all stakeholders in our society.
“We are really overjoyed because we had actually planned to come out to show support for our deputy governor, Silas Agara. With this development, it shows the president is tilting his attention towards the youth.
“Coincidentally, the decision favors Mr Agara who is one of the youngest politicians aspiring for governorship positions come 2019.
So it’s a great decision from the president” He said.
Also speaking, Thaddeus Maiyanga, Secretary of the Coalition also added that the decision will encourage young politicians like the Nasarawa state deputy governor to vie for the state governorship position and other top political positions and also encourage younger politicians to vie for whatever position they desire.
Receiving the students, Yusuf Omaki, Director General, Silas Agara Campaign Organisation said he was highly pleased with the students appreciation of President Buhari’s decision and their support for his candidate, Mr. Silas Agara.
He however urged them to remain peaceful, remain committed to their education and follow rules in whatever they aim to achieve.
“I want to assure you, my principal will certainly hear of your gesture as the interest of youths in the state are of paramount interest to the deputy governor just like the interest of youths in the country matters seriously to the president.
“Just like you all have made your feelings known about the not too young to run bill to be passed into law soon, I want to assure you that we are also thrilled with the development. This shows Nigerian will enjoy democratic dividends under this administration,” He said.