- Ahead of the 2023 presidential polls, the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) has continued to intensify plans to retain its place as the apex party
- The APC youth wing is on the verge of launching an online portal specifically meant to register and revalidate prospective members who are youths
- National youth coordinator of the party, Dayo Israel said the initiative offers political inclusion and participation for youths
FCT, Abuja - The ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) is not leaving any stone unturned as it is set to launch an online membership portal to mobilise youths ahead of the 2023 presidential polls.
Mr Israel revealed that the new initiative was geared towards ensuring youth inclusion and participation in the political process of the party. He said it is a platform meant to attract more youths to the party.
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“We are going to be engaging all the Senior Special Advisers (SSA) and Special Advisers on youths across the 36 states of the country, including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
“We will ensure that they are impacting on young people in their various states; we are going to be engaging our governors to ensure they are also delivering democracy dividends in their states.”
While inaugurating the APC youth wing national special task force on revalidation and registration of APC youth, Israel revealed that the exercise will run from Friday, July 1 to Sunday, July 31.
He noted that the exercise envisages proper coordination, and harmony in activities and other related events within the party. Israel also revealed that accountability and management are assured.
Registration process will be seamless, says Dayo Israel
Mr Israel added that the processes through which one can register are seamless as it includes sorting and verification of vital documents for registration and most especially revalidation.
He said members of the committee were selected to ensure success and a proper structure for youths and student support groups within the party.
Mr Ben Duntoye, Chairman of the committee thanked the party`s leadership for the opportunity to serve, saying it was a great privilege.
He said the initiative was commendable and assured that the committee would deliver on its mandate within the given time frame.
He said members of the committee were qualified and would not let the party, Nigeria and youths down.
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Meanwhile, reports have confirmed that the ruling party is currently facing a severe crisis at the legislative level heading into the 2023 polls.
It is believed that 22 senators from the umbrella of the APC might just be on the verge of defection.
However, APC chieftain, Senator Ajibola Basiru has refuted such claim but did not deny the presence of aggrieved party members.
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It was gathered that the senator joined emerging political party NNPP whose flag bearer is Rabiu Kwankwaso.
The announcement of his defection was made known via a statement issued by the spokesperson to the senate president.