26th November, 2010
Aouth volunteer group, Team Ribadu, has vowed to mobilise 10 million Nigerians to participate in the voter registration exercise across the country in January 2011.
The aim, according to the group, is part of efforts to actualise the presidential ambition of the former Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, boss, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu .
Ribadu is running on the platform of the Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN.
The group stated its mission at a gathering to celebrate the 50th birthday of the former EFCC chairman at Makoko in Yaba Local Council Development Area of Lagos recently.
The Lagos State coordinator of the group, Mr. Ayo Oseni, said that the team plans to raise volunteers in all states of the federation to rally support for the presidential aspirant.
He said that the youths would also monitor various polling centres to ensure the smooth conduct of the voter registration exercise, adding that the time has come for Nigerians to prevent fraud and make their votes count.
Oseni said the group would sensitise Nigerians on the need to support the presidential bid of Mallam Nuhu Ribadu whom he described as a man of integrity, an attribute which he said was lacking in many presidential aspirants.
He said the group would spread awareness about Ribaduâ€™s bid and preach the message which he said was long overdue, adding that there was little to show for Nigeriaâ€™s 50 years of nationhood.
The organisationâ€™s Public Relations Officer, Dapo Abimbola, urged Nigerians to vote Ribadu in order to lift the country out of its socio economic and political problems.
â€œHis performance at the EFCC is worthy of note. Ribadu is a man of the people. He has not lost grip with the suffering of the people as others have done.
â€œHe is a man of integrity and that is why we are mobilising youths to rally round him to make him win by a landslide in the forthcoming 2011 elections,â€ Abimbola averred.
During the event, relief materials were donated to needy persons in Makoko.