The Northwest, according to Abdulhamid Umar Mohammad, the leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) youth wing in the region, would determine and support Asiwaju Bola Ahmad Tinubu’s election as the party’s presidential candidate in the general elections of 2023.
The Youth Leader noted that it is necessary to involve more young people from the region in party affairs because they have been working tirelessly to mobilize grassroots support for the party’s candidates. He promised that the Northwest will deliver the highest number of votes, especially from the young.
According to the number of people with Permanent Voters Cards, or PVCs, the region has the most voters overall with over 22 million, and young people make up roughly 70% of new registrations nationwide, he claimed in a statement.
The number of young people who participated in the voter registration drive increased, according to Mohammad, who also claimed that under his leadership, youth leaders in the Northwestern states welcomed more young people into the APC in the region.
According to Mohammad, “going by our calculations, we plan to get about 50 percent block votes from youth in the Northwest for Tinubu/ Shetima in 2023. If we combine that with other targeted votes from elderly people that we have been making efforts to mobilize, then this will amount to about 10 to 12 million votes from the Northwest region alone.”
He said, “The region, which is now competitive has been a stronghold of the APC and it is one of the deciding factors to cruise the party to victory in the 2023 presidential elections. However, more youth from the Northwest should be carried along because we have started a grassroots campaign like never before for the party. We are familiar with the Northwestern political terrain as a youth that worked to garner support for President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015 and 2019 in the region and we need to be heard.”