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2023: Northern Students Endorse Atiku Abubakar For President

The Association of Northern Nigerian Students (ANNS) has thrown its weight behind former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar as a presidential candidate in the 2023 general elections.

The group says it moves was in view of Atiku’s plan to empower one million youths and women through his National Open Apprenticeship Programme, which it says will address the lingering question of unemployment.

Describing the former Vice President as “business-oriented”, the National Vice President of the Association, Comrade Sani Adamu while addressing a press conference on Thursday in Bauchi,  said that the association’s resolve to through its weight behind the former VP was to salvage Nigeria from the looming economic doom.

He hailed Atiku’s national apprenticeship program in his 2019 policy document that proposes the training of one million youth and women every year on different skills.

“The association describes Atiku as a bridge-builder, strategist per excellent and person with the best mind in terms of practical ideas in youth development and nation-building”, he said.

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Sani who claimed that there are 12.1 million students of northern extraction in the country promised to embark on massive mobilization on the need to register and vote in the forthcoming 2023 elections.

He decried that in the past elections, the turnout of students to vote was low promising that as an influential association, ANNS will be in the forefront and vanguards of entrenching democracy, development and education in the nation.

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 He said the association would mobilize youths to elect a visionary president as the panacea to engender the rebirth of a new Nigeria.

“After careful consultations with relevant stakeholders, students union leaders, many students across various tertiary institutions in northern Nigeria and going through Atiku Abubakar Policy document plan to get Nigeria working again, the leadership of this great association was convinced with the plan and manifesto of Atiku Abubakar, particularly on Education sector and Youth Development.”

“We therefore officially pass a vote of confidence on his Excellency, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar for the position of the President, the Federal Republic of Nigeria in the upcoming 2023 general election”, he added.

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