NASARAWA state governor, Engr. Abdullahi Sule, at the weekend, inaugurated a political group under the umbrella of Tiv Youth Vanguard for Engr. AA Sule.

The governor, while inaugurating the political group in Kuduku, Keana Local Government Area of the state, noted that the youths had have been an integral part of his government’s policies and programs and will continue to work with all youth groups in the interest of the state.

Represented by the Secretary to the State Government, SSG, Barr. Mohammed Ubandoma, the governor tasked the Tiv youth vanguard to ensure full mobilization of support for the All Progressives Congress, APC ahead of feature elections, acknowledging the influence of the youths in entrenching good governance in all democratic societies.

While commending the initiators of the youth vanguard, the governor appreciated the Tiv community for their show of solidarity to his government and assured of his administration’s continued commitment to achieving peace and security of the state.

Earlier, Coordinator of the group and Senior Special Assistant to the state governor on Conflict Resolution, Engr. Moses Utondu explained that the youth vanguard was a grassroots-based political movement of the Tiv youth with a mandate to sensitize and mobilize the Tiv people of the state towards supporting the APC government at all levels.

According to him the formation of the group was also meant to support the governor for his possible 2023 reelection bid and in appreciation for his people-oriented policies and programs particularly in the area of security which he said the Tiv people were major beneficiaries.

Nigerian Pilot reports that the event witnessed the formal defection of over 5,000 people of the Tiv extraction from different political parties to the ruling All Progressives Congress.