A 35-year-old Chike Ukaegbu has emerged as the presidential candidate of the Advanced Allied Party (AAP).
He was elected to fly the flag of the recently registered political party at a delegate convention that took place in Abuja.
In his acceptance speech, he thanked the delegates for their trust and believe in him, and assured them of victory at the 2019 presidential polls.
He told them that AAP will leverage on its grassroot structures and its youth-based support to mobilize electorates ahead of the polls.
He said: “Nigeria is extremely blessed with human and natural resources. Regrettably, it has consistently topped the list of countries with high poverty statistics and it ought not be so.”
The party national chairman, Salihu Bultu, in his remarks, said AAP had set a record as a first political party in Nigeria to produce the youngest presidential candidate, in the spirit of not-too-young-to-run bill that was recently signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Bultu, who spoke through the party’s North West vice chairman, Salisu Dawaki, said the party was impressed that a 35-year-old Nigerian could aspire to run for the office of the President amidst fear and complains from people of his age.