BY DAYO ADESULU
PDP, National Youth Movement across the six geo-political zones of Nigeria have placed the leadership of the Peoples’ Democratic Power on the spot over the implementation of youthful slots in political offices.
The leadership of the youths who spoke in Abuja Thursday are seeking for expansion of the age brackets from 18 to 40 years in order to enable youth participation at all levels.
NYM national leadership in the six zones, on Thursday in Abuja during their 2022 quarterly world press conference held at NUJ National Secretariat unanimously pleaded with PDP leadership to consider their plights.
The decision was signed by its National President, Engr Amb Salahudeen A Lukman, National Secretary, Dr Gbe Benjamin, Vice President/Coordinator South-South, Engr Sherif Ekwo Ogonda, Vice President/Coordinator North Central, Comr Yakubu Nurudeen Yahaya, Vice President/Coordinator South East, Comr. Chinedu Elekwachi Joshua, Vice President/Coordinator North East, Comrd. Dalamdi Jona, Vice President/Coordinator South West, Hon. Masaku Olanrewaju and Vice President/Coordinator North West, Barr. Dairu Suleiman.
Speaking at the conference, the NYM National President, Engr Amb Salahudeen A Lukman said: ”We remain optimistic that our great party PDP will sustain this her uncommon youth loving stride and passion for practical involvement of youth in Governance and Party Administration.
”It remains pertinent we remind our leaders and stakeholders both at National and State that since the emergence of 25 years old youth by all definition and standard as our party National Youth leader, the hope of teeming Nigerian youth population has been raised with unprecedented confidence in our great party PDP to return to power.
”Rescue and Rebuild Nigeria with a new idea, fresh face and brilliant energetic young innovative people onboard.
”We hereby salute the PDP NEC for the considerable price tag on Nomination and expression of interest form with a 50% reduction for youth between ages 25-30years, while appealing for expansion of the age brackets to 18 to 40 years in order to enable youth participation at all levels.
Surely without fear or favour, this remains first of its kind in the political history of Nigeria, the most youth-friendly and much afford party nomination price tag ever.
”We commend our National Youth Leader for this unprecedented record-breaking achievement during his reign, we equally implore the party to consider concession of a reasonable number of tickets to youth under 40 years running various elective elections under the party come 2023.”