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Meet the DG

Hon. Silas Joseph Onu

Esq. MCIArb. (UK)

Hon. Silas Joseph Onu

Hon. Silas Joseph Onu

Esq. MCIArb. (UK)

Hon. Silas Joseph Onu

Director General’s Address

Greetings dear friends and compatriots, it gives me great pleasure to welcome you on-board this special company of friends.

It all began 5 years ago when I led some friends on a regular visit to His Excellency, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, GCON (Wazirin Adamawa & Former Vice President of Nigeria), the present Presidential Candidate of the People’s Democratic Party in his Abuja residence. While we conversed on a range of issues bothering on Nigerian leadership, economy, politics and security, he sensed that some of us were exhibiting some normal acts of respect by refraining from asking germane questions regarding perceptions about him. So, he made a remarkable statement that broke the ice and transformed the conversation. He said:

”Gentlemen, I know you are all young enough to be my children, and you are by our African values my children. But, here and now, each of you is my friend. You are all my friends as we all are stakeholders in the quest to reposition our nation’s wealth and human resources for the good of your generation and those unborn. So, I want each of you to feel relaxed and take part in our discussion with an open mind. Don’t be afraid of asking tough questions and I won’t shy away from answering them too.”

With the above statement, he broke the ice in that room and everyone fired on. Sincere questions were asked and honest answers given by His Excellency. Those who had concerns about the stories being told about him were able to hear the other side and made a judgment for themselves. Each of us left his house with a high sense of fulfillment and fidelity. That was the birthing place of the YOUNG FRIENDS OF ATIKU.

Today, it is a registered Association of like-minds, who are not only of the same ideology, but wholly committed to seeing that Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, GCON gets the opportunity of leading Nigeria with the wealth of his leadership experience, especially his core understanding of how to grow business and by extension, the economy. We are desirous of extending that moment we shared with him to all Nigerian youths, so that everyone will understands our passion for Atiku Abubakar.

We are an open Association and have now also constituted ourselves into an independent Campaign Organization with the objective of mobilizing youthful votes for Atiku Abubakar who holds the PDP ticket for Presidential Election in 2019. We will be achieving this quest by bringing his message to every State in the Federation before the 2019 General Election. We will begin by setting the stage for His Excellency to have a ONE on ONE conversation with the youth, about the future of Nigeria and his plans for the youth.

We have a State Coordinator in each and the FCT and also coordinators working in the 774 Local Government Areas. Membership is open to all young Nigerians of voting age and it is absolutely free.

We look forward to having the pleasure of your company as we strive together to get Nigeria working Again.

Thank you and God bless you.

Hon. Silas Joseph Onu, Esq. MCIArb. (UK)