Bukola Saraki, former Senate President, on Monday received the expression of interest and nomination forms of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from Young Professionals group.
In a statement on Tuesday morning, the former top lawmaker, while commending the group, promised to meet the yearnings of the country’s youths if elected president.
“Last night, I was truly touched by the gesture of the young professionals convened by Abubakar Danmusa, who helped to raise the N40 million for my Presidential Expression of Interest Form and my Nomination Form,” Mr Saraki said.
“These young people, who went out of their way to rally their friends, family, and coworkers, made contributions of N500,000 to N2 million to reach their desired goal.
“This symbolic gesture, a first of its kind in the history of our nation, is also a challenge to me. Now, I promise to work twice as hard as I originally intended. I promise to meet the yearning and aspirations of all our young people to run a modern government that can achieve sustainable development.
“As it stands, this is a clarion call. This is why, I make this promise — not out of politics or propaganda— but out of the fervent belief that young people have a role to play in the development of our nation:
“When I become President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on the 29th of May 2023, all the Ministers of State in my Cabinet will be experienced young people who are under the age of 35.
“Yes, we have our work cut out for us. But the battle to #FixNigeria has just started!” the former Kwara governor added.