A youth organisation called Niger Delta Youths Congress, NDYC, Wednesday, described the emergence of former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, as the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate as beam of hope to the people of Niger Delta and Nigerians.

According to Uwejeyan the choice of Abubakar remains the best thing for the entire people in the country, particularly the Niger Delta people, and his group will mobilize all young people in the region and across the country to massively vote the former vice president.

He said: “We in Niger Delta Youth Congress, NDYC, formally congratulate His Excellency, Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, for his landslide victory at the presidential primary election of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

“When he was announced the presidential candidate of the PDP we all celebrated and our hope renewed with vigour. We want to state that the NDYC will not relent to ensure Atiku wins the presidential election come 2019 because he is our hope for a greater and better Nigeria where all Nigerians will have a sense of belonging. Atiku Abubakar is beam of Hope to Niger Deltans and Nigerians at large as 2023 was too far to endure.

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“We will ensure his victory and governance to proof his critics wrong and those who have been the enemies of our progress as a nation. NDYC will intensify campaign and galvanise the votes of the people for Atiku.

“We have hope of massive youth employment, industrialization, direct foreign investment, quality education, good governance, sense of belonging, transparency, accountability, and security of lives and property, shared prosperity, and other expectations.”

He further stated that the former vice president as true democrat and technocrat will rescue, “Our Nation from disunity, injustice, poverty, impunity, ethnic dissension, herdsmen/farmers massacres, religious violence and terrorism.

“We also urge the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC,to prove themselves as unbiased and credible electoral body and umpire according to their statutory mandate.

“We will also work with INEC to sensitise voters on the best practices of exercising their franchise including security agencies to be professional in their conduct and control that day of the elections.”

He also advised the people in the region not to be deceived but ensure they vote a man with a large heart that would transform the region in a short time.

“There must be a democratic revolution that will unite us as a nation in prosperity and former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar ,a true democrat is the best and most experienced man to lead the change and heal open wounds.

“We call on all our members and all Niger Deltans both in Nigeria and abroad to rise up from mediocrity and shun all forms of sentiments and political propaganda and save this nation by using our votes to give him the desired mandate come 2019”, he stated.