By Haruna Mohammed, Bauchi
Governor Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed of Bauchi State has described the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, as the only political platform in Nigeria that supports and promotes youths and women participation in politics.In a statement by Lawal Mu’azu Bauchi, the Governor’s media aide quoted the Governor as saying on Saturday at the Northeast Zonal Youth Summit of the PDP held at the Multipurpose Indoor Sports Hall Bauchi, that the PDP has kept its promises on women and youth. He said what the PDP has done to Nigerian youths cannot be easily matched in a short distance by any political party in terms of provision of empowerment opportunities and education to youth and women in the country.He said that over the years that the PDP held sway at the central government of the nation, the party championed the course of progress and provided an avalanche of opportunities to young Nigerians. Governor Bala said that it is high time for Nigerian youths to come out and take up their noble place in the political scheme of the country as it is in society. The governor said that it is only when youth participate in politics can they be able to give their quota for the overall development of the country enshrine democratic values in the political terrain of the country. Earlier, Ude Okoye, National Youth Leader of the PDP, said the PDP is the only political party in Nigeria that recognises the importance of youth in governance. In his remarks, Umar Babangida Maina, Chairman of the organizing committee, Umar Babangida Maina said the youth summit was organised to intimate participants on PDP manifesto and on how to actively participate in governance.