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Abuja - The All Progressives Congress
Youth Forum, a Muhammadu Buhari Support Group, on Wednesday urged Nigerian
youths to be patient but vigilant toward attainment of desired change in the
National Chairman of the group, Mr Ismaeel Ahmed, made the
call at a news conference in Abuja.
He expressed gratitude to youths and volunteer organisations
for the victory of the Buhari, the party’s candidate in the presidential polls.
Ahmed said that the results of the election showed that young
people had started participating actively in national issues and preparing
themselves to take charge.
He said that APC must begin to look at ways of empowering
young people for the future.
He said, "participation does not end here; taking part to
take charge does not end now as we young people must be patient to see the
dividends of change.
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"We must also be vigilant to ensure that the agents of
change are accountable for their promises.
"I speak also to the young people of Nigeria who stood in
the line to cast their votes.
"They also waited till the early hours of the morning to
protect their mandate and participated in the electoral process to demand and
effect change," he said.
Ahmed also commended young Nigerians on social media,
describing them as "warriors of Facebook and Twitter,” who stood guard to
engage the public and protect the message of change.
Ahmed commended all contestants that took part in the
general elections across the country.
"I pay great respect to all candidates who conceded defeat
in the time-honoured tradition of congratulating victors, such actions show
that Nigeria’s young democracy is truly maturing,’’ he said.