A coalition of youth organisations in Nasarawa State have, recently , visited the gubernatorial candidate of the PDP Alhaji Yusuf Agabi, in his Abuja home, pledging to work for his victory at the forthcoming poll.
Led by the leader of the Young Entrepreneurs Society (yes), Mr. Joel Omaku, the groups said that they arrived at the decision to back the candidacy of Agabi because of his humility, knowledge and business acumen, adding: “What we need now in our state is someone who can embrace the people and propel them into achieving greatness, especially in the area of entrepreneurship.”
Among the groups which visited the candidate were the Action for Balanced State (ABS), Youths Liberation Society (YLS), Nasarawa Youth Concerned Association (NYCA) and the Young Intellectuals and Business Forum (YIBF).
Omaku said that the groups would mobilise youths in the state to vote for Agabi, “because he represents the best choice for them and development of the state.”
Speaking, the leader of ABS, Walid Khalil, pointed out that Agabi has contributed immensely to the development of the state, citing his numerous empowerment schemes as examples worthy of emulating by the well-to-do in the state.
Khalil called on past leaders of the state, especially the immediate past Governor Aliyu Doma, to continue to support Agabi with a view to taking the state to greater heights.
He appealed to Doma, whom he described as the father of the state, to eschew all forms of bitterness and differences and join hands with the youths to vote Agabi into office as governor.
He said: “There is no doubt that if we all join our hands, we shall win and our state and people will be the greatest winners.”
Responding, Agabi thanked the youths for the visit and finding his programme for the state’s development agreeable to them.
He said that his doors would, however, remain open to them and others in the state to dialogue with him on how to move the young state forward.
He lamented that the APC-controlled administration in the state has set the clock of development backward.
“There is no way we can develop considering how the state is being governed now,” he said.