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Youth Group Tasks PDP, Other Opposition Parties on Youth Inclusiveness

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…Commends ADC for Taking the Lead

A non-partisan leadership development advocacy organization, the Not Too Young To Perform (NTYTP) group has challenged the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on youth inclusiveness at the top levels of the the political parties.

The NTYTP in a statement issued in Abuja on Monday and signed by its the National Coordinator, Comrade James Ezema, urged all opposition parties who mean business ahead of the 2023 general elections to consider younger politicians with digital minds for their National Chairmanship positions and other top party leadership jobs.

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“We encourage the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), ahead of its planned National Convention, and all other opposition political parties to deliberately activate the modalities to ensure their top party positions are clinched by capable young people.

“Nigeria cannot win the war against corruption until there is a conscious generational shift that paves way for emergence of incorruptible young Nigerians with capacity to run our political parties.

“In a digital age propelled by ICT innovative solutions, Nigerian political parties, especially the opposition parties, cannot afford to continue to recycle older politicians who should have retired from active politics.

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“We therefore urge young people across the country to actively participate in patrician politics and bring their energy and innovative mindset to bear on their political activities and leadership capabilities.

“The entire country is waiting for a new country’s leadership that would run the country in line with global trends, and this starts from political party leadership”, the NTYTP noted.

Commending the African Democratic Party (ADC) for taking the lead on youth and women inclusiveness, the group noted that “having recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Nigerian youths on 35 percent inclusiveness and 35 percent for women, the ADC has taken the lead in women and youth inclusiveness and should be emulated by other political parties.”

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