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Atiku Commits To 40% Cabinet Appointments To Youths, Women

PDP Presidential Candidate Atiku Abubakar Assures Youths, Women Of An Enduring Legacy, Inclusive Government. 

The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic   Party   (PDP) and former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku  Ababakar, has assured Nigerian youths of his commitment to enthroning an enduring legacy to them, if he is entrusted with the mandate to preside over the affairs of the country.

Atiku Abubakar gave the assurance on Wednesday, 03 August 2022, when he received a delegation of   the executive members of  the  PDP  New Generation   led   by  its  Director-General, Audu Mahmud at   his residence in Abuja.

In a statement signed on Wednesday by AbdulRasheed Shehu, the Special Assistant Broadcast Media, Atiku reaffirmed his commitment as contained in his policy document to give the youth a firm foothold in his administration by conceding 40% of his cabinet to them if elected even as he noted that with the 35% affirmative action on women as contained in the Beijing Conference document, that he would make the needed adjustment to accommodate the youth and the women segments of our population.

The Wazirin Adamawa also recalled that it was only in the PDP era that the 35% affirmative action plan on women was implemented in the country and that the APC administration never honoured that policy.

He decried the vulnerable situation of the youths today even as he promised to remedy it. To this end, he said that education will be an integral pillar of his policy agenda to empower the youths and advance the practice of democracy in the country. He regretted that the institutions and policy frameworks the PDP government put in place have been mismanaged by the APC administration.

While recognizing the place of youths in nation building, the PDP Presidential candidate stressed that he will in tandem with the needs of the times, run an inclusive government that is sensitive to our diversities in all ramifications.

The leader of the delegation, Audu Mahmud noted that Atiku Abubakar is a veritable source of inspiration to the youths of the country, and expressed confidence in his ability to fix the broken socio-economic and political fabric of the country to the benefit of all Nigerians.

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