Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has advised youths in Nigeria to be focused in politics.

Former vice president, Atiku Abubakar

Abubakar said this on Tuesday, 12th April, 2022, in an interactive session with leaders of over 200 support groups across the country.⁣

He added that he contested the governorship position four different times before he finally won in 1999.⁣

The former vice-president, while addressing the leaders of the groups at the event held in Abuja, expressed delight in the fact that more young people were showing interest in politics, adding that his dream is to mentor the young generation and hand over his political structure to them.⁣

He also urged youths to be consistent and courageous in pursuing their aspirations.

The beautiful thing is that this shows that our democracy is being strengthened. I also started early like many of you.

“I started in my late 30s. During our time, our direction was to fight the military and return the country to civil rule.

“In joining politics, you have to be focused, principled and courageous. For example, I contested for the governorship position four times before I was finally elected. That is politics for you. You have to be determined and courageous”, he said.

Story: Asma’u Sani