President Jonathan Visits Lagos, Meets 5,000 Youths
by Aziza Uko
President Goodluck Jonathan meet with an audience of about 5,000 youths on Sunday in what has been described by the organizers as a once in a lifetime event. The event which is tagged “Meet The President” is organized by PVC which stands for Participate, Vote, Country – a group of Nigerian young professionals, Nigerian businessmen, entrepreneurs and civil society groups committed to mobilizing public action for national development and youth participation in politics.
Speaking on Saturday in Lagos, Chioma Emetanjo, the Convener of PVC noted that the event would be a youthful mix of music, comedy and goodwill messages targeted at young Nigerians between the ages of 18 and 35. According to her, “Youth icons, young professionals and celebrities within and outside Lagos are expected to attend the event and have an interaction with the President.”
In a similar vein, Audu Maikori, an Executive Director of PVC, noted that the event will galvanize youth support for President Jonathan’s re-election using the power of new media and pop culture in a manner as has never been witnessed in recent times.
Meet The President is organized around the concept of PVC – Participating in the electoral, Voting for credible candidates and patriotism to Country. The event will be televised live on AIT and NTA and streamed live on YouTube to online viewers across the world.