The National Youth Leader of the APC, Dayo Israel, has inaugurated the Delta State chapter of the Jagaban Foot Soldiers Movement, a special grassroots mobilization unit of local canvassers and influential young members of the party commissioned to engage voters and secure their support for the party ahead of the general elections on Feb 25 and March 11.
Israel, who continued his nationwide youth mobilization tour with recent visits to the creeks and states in the south-south region, was in Delta on Monday for the event which had in attendance local youth leaders of the party across the wards and LG of the state alongside other stakeholders.
In his address, he emphasized the importance of the forthcoming election to the future of Nigeria’s bustling youth population, while urging the members to do all they can to ensure the victory of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as the country’s next president due to his demonstrated capacity to harness talents and transform potential into development, according to him.
“As members of the Jagaban Foot Soldiers Movement, you have an important role to play in this election. Your efforts will make a difference for our party. You must, therefore, take this responsibility with great diligence and knock on doors, visit every village, and talk to every man and woman, to ensure that everyone commits to the victory of our party and the election of our leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu,” he said.
“Our goal is to secure the emergence of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and DSP Ovie Omo-Agege as both President and Governor respectively so that Delta State can enjoy a progressive and growth-focused synergy that is obvious in other progressive-led states across the country.”
Israel encouraged the members to utilize the tools they have been supplied, including a data-gathering record sheet, pledge cards, shirts, caps and other merchandize to collect important insights and implement other effective local mobilization tactics that will deliver results on election day.
He assured them of deserving reward upon victory, noting that the era of labouring for the party with nothing to show for it is now a thing of the past.
Earlier, in the company of other leaders of the party, the National Youth Leader joined the APC Governorship candidate in Delta, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, in an interactive session with educators in the state where the candidate highlighted his plans to fix basic education in the state and ensure quality service delivery.
Israel, who was a member of the Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) before his elevation as the National Youth Leader also brought his experience to bear, noting the importance of a strong basic and secondary education to sustainable development, skills acquisition, and innovation.
His visit to Delta State marks a continuation of the South-South leg of his nationwide tour with recent visits to Rivers and Bayelsa States where he visited the creeks to bring the message of Tinubu’s Renewed Hope to resident communities of the area.