By: Linus Aleke
As the 2015 general elections draws closers, the ruling People’s Democratic Party Youth Vanguard in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has expressed confidence that the February election pendulum will swing in favour of the ruling party.
This according to the Youth Vanguard is born out of the fact that PDP led administration in the territory has performed creditably well, hence the need to return them through the ballot process to continue their good work.
The Secretary of the group Mr. Suleiman Saidu who spoke to our correspondent exclusively when the PDP Campaign train stopped over in Kwali Area Council to woo voter for the party ahead of the February poll expressed this confidence among other things.
He noted that apart from the vibrant, rigorous and issue based campaign been carried out by the ruling party in the territory, the Youth Vanguard is also not leaving any stone unturned in mobilizing electorates for the party in every wards in the territory to ensure victory, saying that their members are drawn from the various wards across the six area councils of the territory.
“Our membership cut across all the wards in the territory, and as part of our contributions to ensuring victory for our party. We have mandated all our members to mobilize at least 20 voters who had collected their permanent voters card (PVC) in their respective wards in order to boost our chances of victory at the poll. We are not resting on our oars even though we know that we have credible candidates who are tested and trusted starting from presidential to the National Assembly candidates. Victory will be ours because we deserve it, we also have confident that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will conduct credible, free, fair and violence free election.”
The PDP Youth Vanguard Scribe also unveils the organization’s plan to organize a sensitization programme for the youths in the territory on the imperative of violent free election in 2015, stressing that the youths need to be enlightened on the dangers of crisis before, during and after election.
He concluded that no nation can develop in a crisis prone terrain hence the need to give peace a chance during the electioneering process, while appealing to politicians to seek redress through the court process rather than instigating the youths to carry arms against their follow citizens.