Mohammed Ibrahim, Kaduna
Hundreds of youth under platform of the Northwest wing of Coalition of Northern Youth Organizations yesterday organised a peaceful rally, calling on Senator Danjuma Goje (APC,Gombe) to declare for the Senate presidency of the 9the National Assembly.
The youths carring various banners, including, “ Goje for 9th Senate”, “ Goje best for next level”, among others, described Senator Goje as the most qualified Senator to occupy the office of the Senate President.
They also went to the Northwest zonal secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kaduna, where they presented letter supporting Goje candidature.
Speaking at the rally Chairman of the group, Engineer Hassan Idris said the groups will not accept any unfair endorsement and purported endorsement of candidate from the north east region.
He said a level playing ground must be given to all the contenders for the Senate Presidency, saying none of the contenders should be forced on the Red Chamber, come June.
Aside Goje, Senator Ali Ndume (APC, Borno) and Senator Ahmad Lawan (APC, Yobe ) are eyeing the Senate Presidency.
“We owe it a sense of duty to demand and insist that, the contenders to the seat of the Senate Presidency must subject themselves to a level playing democratic process of equal opportunity. Importantly,
“The North West wing of the Coalition of Northern Youth Organizations is calling on all concerned persons to prevail on Senator Danjuma Goje to declare and run for the Presidency of the 9th Senate,” he said.
He described Goje as a better and more prepared for the office and stands taller in the race than others.
Receiving the letter Administrative Assistant to the Secretary APC North West office , Malam Suleiman Adamu assured the group that their letter will be delivered to the party’s North West secretary who will later forward it to the National Secretariat for action.
Also the Auwal Gote Coordinator Coliation of North West Youth Consultative awareness Committee said Senator Goje is found to be the most acceptable and most experienced from the region.
Also the North West Coordinator of the Coliation Engineer Musa Idris said as a group they rejected the endorsement of candidates for Senate President by the ruling party leadership.