The Youth Leader of the Northwest All Progressives Congress (APC ), Abdulhamid Umar Mohammad, has said the Northwest will be crucial in helping the party’s presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmad Tinubu, win the 2023 general elections.
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 mobilise grassroots support for the party’s candidates.
He promised that the Northwest would 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.
According to Mohammad, “going by our calculations, we plan to get about 50 per cent block votes from youth in the Northwest for Tinubu/ Shetima in 2023. If we combine that with other targeted votes from elderly people we have been making efforts to mobilise, 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.”
The number of young people who participated in the voter registration drive increased, according to Mohammad. He also claimed that under his leadership, youth leaders in the Northwestern states welcomed more young people into the APC in the region.