A group loyal to the former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, on the aegis of Atiku Youth Association (AYA), has commended the Minister for Women Affairs, Aisha Alhassan for publicly voicing her support for the ex-Vice President as regarding his presidential ambition in 2019.
In a statement released Thursday in Abuja and signed by its National Coordinator, Comrade Joseph Odey, the association described the Minister as an ‘honest politician’ adding that her action was “heroic and courageous.”
The statement read in part: “We and other straightforward Nigerians laud Mrs Aisha Alhassan for showing that she is of a rare caliber. She is indeed an honest politician and it is no surprise that she garnered massive support during her drive for the governorship of Taraba State.
“Her frankness is heroic and courageous. Where others would have cowered and acted in secrecy like the biblical Nicodemus, the Minister acted boldly and in the true spirit of honesty.”
The organisation which has been canvassing support for the former Vice President, also invited youths “to join the Atiku movement and help to actualize his vision for a better Nigeria”.
“We exhort well meaning youths of our great country to join our ranks. With our teaming numbers, we should key into the Atiku vision of a better Nigeria and help to actualize it by mobilizing massively and electing him into office during the 2019 presidential elections.
“Once in office, it is certain that Atiku Abubakar will hearken to the voice of the youths by facilitating equitable representation of youths in public offices and generally encouraging a generational shift in the governance of our country Nigeria,” it said.