By Zakaa Lazarus
Youth Leaders under the umbrella of National Grassroots Youth Coalition for Good Governance at a round table event endorsed the candidature of Saliu Mustapha as National Chairman and Mr. Peter Omaranyiole Oputu as National Youth Leader.
According to the communique issued at the end of the roundtable meeting, “political parties should be wary of promoting political leaders who had anti-people track record as Party functionaries, noting that a member of the House of Representatives who sponsored an ANTI-NGO & ANTI-HUMAN RIGHT BILL should not be allowed to lead any political party in any democracy”
“That political leadership with the involvement of youths in Governance is critical to political stability and the survival of our democracy especially at party levels.
That party leadership requires integrity and credible individuals, with modern technology to pilot their affairs in modern day democracy. Consequently, young people with digital skill and 21st Century exposure should be encouraged to take leadership positions as part of a larger attempt to deepen democratic culture in the Country.
Nigerian youth will support only Political Parties that directly appeal to them through the election of one of them as National Chairman.
The youths from across Nigeria used the event to appreciate and commend President Muhammadu Buhari over his recent directives to the Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of government to henceforth give youths more opportunities to serve in the Public Sector.
The Director-General of Institute for Governance and Leadership Studies in Africa (IGLSA), Dr. Lanre Adebayo and Executive Director of Initiative for Community Development, Kano, Dr.Kabir Hamisu Kura explained the needs for youths active involvement in Politics.
The event which was held at Dayspring Hotel, Wuse Zone 6, Abuja was attended by Civil Society Organizations, CSOs, youth association.