Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has advised youths to be courageous about taking an active part in politics.
Abubakar spoke on Tuesday at a meeting with leaders of support groups aligning with his presidential bid.
Speaking to the leaders of the groups at the event in Abuja, the former vice-president expressed his satisfaction that more young people were becoming interested in politics.
He added that his dream is to mentor the young generation and hand over his political structure to them.
“It is encouraging to see many young people declaring intentions to run for various political positions,” he said.
“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.
He expressed appreciation to the leaders of the support groups for the roles they played during the 2019 election.
“We are more organised now. It is a reflection of the fact that we are more experienced; with experience comes more knowledge,” he said.
“What that means is that if there was any mistake that we made last time, we are in a better position to avoid such mistakes now.”
On his part, Raymond Dokpesi, national coordinator of the Atiku Abubakar technical support team, urged the groups to engage with the necessary stakeholders to ensure that the former vice-president wins the 2023 presidential election.