Hundreds of youths on Tuesday, March 14, stormed the Kaduna International Airport to receive former Vice President Atiku Abubakar.
According to a report in The Punch, the youth under the aegis of the Kaduna Articulated and Atikucare Foundation, declared their support for the ex-vice president ahead of the 2019 Presidential election.
It was gathered that Atiku was on his way to Abuja to see President Muhammadu Buhari, who arrived the country from medical vacation in the United Kingdom, when he was being received by the crowd.
Atiku, who could not resist the youths carrying placards, alighted from his car to attend to them.
Some of the inscriptions on the placards were” Kaduna articulated” “Sai Atiku”, “we are in your support,” “Atiku 2019”.
The youths later accompanied the vice president’s convoy to his Kaduna residence where several other well wishers were on the ground to welcome him.
Recall that not fewer than 300,000 youths had pledged support for the presidential bid of Atiku.
The huge support comes from a group called Concerned Nigerian Youth Development Organisation (CNYDO), which has endorsed Atiku as the right man to take over the job of ruling Nigeria from incumbent president Muhammadu Buhari in 2019.