The Concerned Alliance of the Nigerian Youth (CANYF) North-East of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has adopted Alhaji Aliyu Musa Usman Manji as its candidate for the deputy national chairmanship position of the party.
The group with stakeholders from North east said their decision to endorse Manji as the sole candidate of Nigerian youths among other contestants from the north-east was in the interest of Nigerians especially the youths.
A statement signed by the National Coordinator CANYF Dr Marwanu Aji Muhammad and Secretary Mr Yunana Joseph Aboki said they are striving to ensure that it has strengthen and reposition the PDP in the zone despite the previous defeat the party suffered and consequent neglect by many leaders of the party after the 2015 general elections.
The group advised other candidates to step down for him to liberate the party from imminent crisis and political backwardness ahead of Friday’s national convention of the party in Abuja.
According to them the endorsement of Alhaji Manji is to give a clear message to the teeming supporters of the party across the country and beyond that North-east Youths are tired of stagnant leadership of those not ready to allow the political evolution and direction for the PDP in the North.
“Our support given to Usman Manji was due to his recognition and being an acceptable leader who have tremendously worked to ensure the success of the party out of patriotism and political direction for the party. The greatness and sustainability of our democratic institutions is probably hinged on its integrity and preservation of its core positive values as preached by our founding fathers.
“Therefore, we believe that our party deserves the most respected leadership and agile young person with ideas and vision to lead us out of the total mess created by the mistakes of our past leaders. Aliyu Manji is a committed party man that knows the people and shares their hopes, aspiration and the party has crucial role to play in ensuring the peace, stability and progress of our dear nation, political cohesion and unity,” they said.