Transport employers accelerate Nigerian youths to re-elect Buhari in 2019
– As the 2019 general elections draw nearer, President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election bid has continued to garner support from different quarters
– Shortly after Buhari signed the Not Too Young To Run bill into law, the Road Transport Employers’ Association of Nigeria has canvassed for his re-election
– The group has called on Nigerian youths to cast their vote for the president in the 2019 presidential election
The Road Transport Employers’ Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) has urged Nigerian youths to vote for President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 election.
Alhaji Musa Isiwele, National president of RTEAN, gave the charge on Sunday, June 3 in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja.
He said the call followed Buhari’s fulfilment his promise by signing the Not-Too Young To Run bill into law, NAN reports.
notes that he said: “It is a plus to President Buhari. And the youths too should also appreciate Mr President and give him their backing; that if you can do this for us, we will vote for you in 2019.
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“Somebody has summoned courage and give you a gift. If Mr President did not sign the bill nothing will happen and the bill will not sign itself.”
Isiwele advised the youths not to be in a rush to run for presidential race because they have less than a year to prepare.
“I will advise them not to form a party because they have less than one year. They may not get it right. But if they will take my advice, let them support the people in government now.
“So let the youths organise themselves, use the next four years to campaign, create awareness and have a credible leader so that when this government is going, the struggle will be reduced.
Isiwele said that the signing into law of the bill could be described as a Democracy Day gift to Nigerians.
He continued: “Of course, we are on 19 years of uninterrupted democracy now. So this is the first time since 1999 we are witnessing such a feat. It is like another birth of a child which happened during the Democracy Day celebration.
“It is long overdue. We are now in computer age and a lot of people in the older generation are not IT-compliant.”
He said that the new law would also prevent the youths from being used as political thugs.
He added: “Most of the crimes being committed, 50-year old and above are not often involved. It is purely the youths.
“And now they have been given the opportunity to function, they should do it well and let there be peace in Nigeria.”