2011 POLLS: RIBADU HAILS CORPS MEMBERS, OTHERS
Presidential candidate of Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, in the last general elections, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, has hailed the participation of Nigerian youths, especially members of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, during the last polls.
Ribadu made the commendation in a statement he issued yesterday, thanking Nigerians for the support given to him during the last elections.
He said: 'The election also offered great opportunities for our young compatriots to partake in the civic service of helping to consolidate democracy in our nation.
'Some of the youngsters projected this faith by offering to serve as the brave and heroic NYSC election managers, but many more, simply as voters seeking to use their thumbs to change the world.'
He expressed gratitude for the contribution made by many youths in his campaign and singled out the role played by Team Ribadu.
' I ask them to keep their vision, their hope of a new Nigeria alive, because the future belongs to them. To those who contributed in one way or the other to the campaign, I want them to know that they earn my boundless gratitude.
'Many people worked tirelessly to ensure the success of our campaign; many donated their money, their precious time, family time and resources, election materials, and just so many other items too many to be listed. I am truly grateful,' Ribadu stated.