By Israel Bulus, Kaduna
As the permutations for the 2019 General elections takes center stage, stakeholders and ordinary citizens from Taura/ ringim federal constituency of Jigawa state have been mounting pressure on the National President of Arewa Youth Forum, (AYF) to come home and serve his people.
Gujungu a well known youth leader from the north, well respected and appreciated across the country has been the voice of the masses over the years.
Even though he is yet to make up his mind whether to harken to the call of his people or not, well meaning Nigerians across party lines and even beyond his constituency have been pressuring him to declare his intention to serve his people.
Gujungu has been the Shepherd of Arewa Youth Forum, the umbrella organization of all youths in the north since inception, with experience in youth activities and activism spanning decades in the north and across the country.
Gujungu is an ALUMNI of the International visitors Leadership programme, (IVLP) of the United States of America Exchange programme where he represents Nigeria in 2013.
He has used his leadership qualities to speak for the good of the people especially the masses. As an advocate of good governance he has used his position to demand the good for the north and Nigerians as a whole.
Gujungu has been a consistent advocate and speaks against successive administrations in the country in his bid to make sure that leadership provides the good for the greatest number of citizens. Where he has always fought on the side of the people even against the present administration when the need arise.
Recently the foremost youth organization in Nigeria established in 1980 with structures across the 36 states of the country and the federal capital territory, the Nigerian Youth Organization, (NYO)
appointed him to lead its election panel towards enthroning a credible leadership for the organization.
The election has since been conducted and ushered in the executives to pilot the affairs of the youth organization. Nothing much was heard during the process because it was conducted free and fair with all contestants accepting the outcome and congratulating the winners. The kind of job Gujungu is known for.
No wonder the people of Taura/ ringim Federal constituency are clamoring for his representation.
However, Gambo Gujungu himself is yet to react to the call, instead he has continued with his Advocacy for good governance and making sure that the leadership of the country, deliver on their promises to the people.
Because of Gujungu’s exposure and contacts, recently the AYF implemented the 1st cycle of US Department of State fully funded ‘Conflict Mitigation and Peace Building Project’ in four Northern states of Kaduna, Bauchi, Nasarawa and Taraba.
The project was AYF noble contribution to the Federal and State Government’s efforts to help in addressing and mitigating the prevailing security situation through peace building initiatives in the country.
Gujungu told newsmen during the project that over a thousand Youths across the four States in twelve communities were trained as Community Peace Ambassadors and Actors.
“We are glad to also mention that through this programme, we were able to reconcile warring communities and groups, particularly in Nasarawa and Bauchi States, thereby enhancing their peaceful and communal living”, he said.