2015: Northern youth donate N2m to Jonathan for PDP nomination form

Some youths under the aegis of Northern Youth Forum on
Saturday donated N2 million to President Goodluck
Jonathan to purchase his presidential nomination form.

The coordinator of the forum, Bello Bichi, announced the
donation at a rally in support of President Jonathan in Kano.

He said the decision to donate the money was borne out of
the forum's resolve to support the re-election of the
president under the platform of the PDP in 2015.
''We decided to support Mr. President with this token
amount to enable him purchase the nomination form for the
''The youth in the north believe that President Jonathan has
the country and youth at heart in view of his commitment
toward transforming the country,'' he said.
Mr. Bichi reaffirmed the commitment of youth in the north
to support President Jonathan's ambition for the second

He called on the president not to relent in his effort toward
ensuring peace, unity and development in the country.
In his remarks, the Minister of Education, Ibrahim Shekarau,
charged youth in the country to avoid acts capable of
causing chaos during the forthcoming general election in the
''Gone are the days when we should take up dangerous
weapons during the election," he said.
''As youth, you are expected to conduct your affairs
peacefully, especially during election in order to ensure
peace in our state and the country.

''We have a herculean task ahead of us, so you have to come
out en masse and vote so as to ensure the success of the
party at all levels in 2015,'' he said.

He commended the youth for the gesture and assured them
that the federal Government would continue to come up
with programmes aimed at improving their socio-economic
''The president had wanted to come and grace this occasion
personally if not for some pressing national matters,'' he

Also in his remarks, the Minister of Youth Development, Boni
Haruna, said the donation was a clear indication that
Northern youths were in support of President Jonathan's bid
to re-contest the presidency in 2015.

The occasion was attended by prominent personalities
including Minister of Foreign Affairs, Aminu Wali and the
Special Adviser to the President on Political Affairs, Rufa'i
Alkali, among others.