Youths under the auspices of the City Boy Movement on Wednesday have vowed to deliver 1o million votes to the All Progressive Presidential (APC) candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu in the much-anticipated 2023 election.
As the election campaign officially commenced, youths gathered in hundreds of numbers at the Unity Fountain, Abuja, slowing the flow of vehicular traffic as part of initial campaign rallies they hope to replicate nationwide in the coming months.
Speaking with journalists at the rally, CBM’s National Coordinator, Shoaga Francis, said “any mistake” in Nigeria’s choice of President will be “detrimental.”
He said, “The main reason we’re here today is to tell Nigerians that there is one alternative to the presidency in 2023. There is only one man that can change this economy for good. Any mistake will be detrimental. Asiwaju needs the youths. It’s time for them to be recognized again in this country.”
On her part, the President of the Women Cooperative Society of Nigeria, Mrs. Oluwatoyin Badmus, said with Nigerian women constituting the highest population of voters, market women and traders are poised to support the Tinubu/Shettima ticket.
“You know that it is women who vote. If you neglect women, you lose the election. Asiwaju does not play with market women. So, we market women all over Nigeria; we are solidly behind him.
“Our group has coordinators in almost all the markets in Nigeria. Women have been registering for our corporative. And we don’t register anyone who does not have a PVC. Our women have their PVCs, and their vote is for Asiwaju,” she said.
The APC Deputy National Youth Leader, Jamaludeen Kabir stated the party had plans for a nationwide rally and that this was only the beginning.