Daily Trust (Abuja)

25 May 2012

Nigeria: PDP Youths Want Fight Against Corruption Sustained

The PDP national youth vanguard has called on President Goodluck Jonathan to sustain the current fight against corruption, saying that is the only way the transformation agenda of the administration will succeed.

National secretary of the vanguard, Ibrahim Bala Aboki who spoke with Daily Trust, said corruption is at the base of the problems of the country, maintaining that once that is tackled, most items on the transformation agenda will fall into place.

He said the fight is, however, not for the government alone but one that should receive the cooperation of all well-meaning Nigerians, stressing that the benefit of minimizing corruption will serve all Nigerians irrespective of ethnic of religious affiliations.

The youth scribe also said the vanguard is appreciative of the fact that the PDP has accorded youths in the country recognition by placing them in positions of authority to prove their mettle and called on youths in the PDP to sustain the confidence of the populace by ensuring they deliver irrespective of the position they find themselves.

"Our joy is that all the youths who are ministers, advisers, governors and party leaders are doing well, and we are encouraging them to do more so as not to give excuse for people to speak bad about the them," he said.

Aboki who described President Jonathan as a youth, said the vanguard is pleased with him as he has given a good account of himself since he assumed position as president of the country.

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