Aisha Buhari, the wife of the president has urged youths in the South South geopolitical zone to vote for All Progressives Congress (APC) candidates in the forthcoming general election.
The president’s wife gave the advice on Tuesday at the South South Women and Youths political rally at the Yakubu Gowon Stadium, in Port Harcourt.
Represented by Oludolapo Osinbajo, the wife of the Vice President, Aisha also urged the youth to avoid violence during the election, stating that APC government was interested in the youth and was working to make sure that they were employed.
“This government is interested in you that is why they initiated N-Power programme for the youth.
“I urge you all to vote for APC without fighting, all of you should go home today and tell about five people to vote for APC in the forthcoming general election without fighting.
“Her Excellency has not only told you to vote for APC, she also has given you reasons to vote APC. There is nothing more precious to us than our youths and children,” she said.
Aisha assured youths of developments all over the South South region. “You can see the development that has come to the South South already, the development in road, rail and development in the airport as well.
“The government is interested in the youth and children that is why it is feeding school children through the home grown feeding programme,
“That’s why we have N-Power that is employing the youth, that is why it is also helping people with small loans for their business,” she said.
She urged the electorate to come out on election days and vote happily and peacefully without fighting because the lives of the people matters to government.
Judith Amaechi, the wife of the Minister of Transportation, said the South South would ensure victory for APC in the Feb. 16, election due to the numerous achievements recorded in the zone. “The Buhari led administration has done a lot in South South no doubt,” she said.
Gabriel Osuori, the youth leader of the APC in the zone, also said that the youth would deliver 12 million votes for the party during the election.