Atiku’s Ally, Ayabom dumped his former boss, joins presidential race

Ayabom, PDP Presidential aspirant with supporters

Atiku’s ally, Ayabom dumped his former boss, joins presidential race

By Gambo Jagindi

February 08, 2022

Chief Ovat Ayabom, Director General, Nigeria Youth Movement (NYM), has dumped former Vice President Atiku Abubakar to join the race for Nigeria’s number one seat in 2023.

Ayabom, who declared his intention in Abuja on Thursday, promised to eradicate poverty among 100,000,000 Nigerians within 365 days in office.

The youth leader had in 2019, mobilised youths nationwide for Abubakar’s presidential candidacy under the NYM.

Ayabom along with his crowd of supporters, trouped into Wadata Plaza, headquarters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to submit his letter of intent and to officially declare his readiness for the Presidential race.

”I am fully ready to contest the party primaries. After my emergence as the PDP flag bearer, I will face the ruling party at the polls,” he stated.

According to him, if voted president, he will guarantee 50 per cent youth inclusiveness in governance and also create the enabling atmosphere that will encourage creativity

”I understand the language of the youths because I am just 41 years old, vibrant, intelligent, smart and loaded with new ideas to take Nigeria to a better level,” Ayabom declared.

Some of his supporters, who spoke to Aluta News, described Ayabom as a mentor to several youths who looked up to him for support.

According to Hon Idris Karshi, as Director General of NYM, an organisation Ayabom founded with more than 500,000 membership strength nationwide, he has been using the platform to assist communities through youth empowerment, renovation of schools and provisions of scholarship to young persons.

Aluta News reports that Ayabom has held several positions in PDP, including National Vice Chairman, PDP Coalition of Likeminds, National Chairman Logistics and field operation of the Atiku Campaign Office, among others.

He is the youngest aspirant to join the 2023 presidential race.