Youth Party Pledges To “Expand Nigeria’s Democratic Space”
The Youth Party (YP), one of the newly registered political parties by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) pledges to expand what it terms “restrictive democratic space, through transparent political leadership and followership that eschews money politics, bribery, violence, rigging and corruption.”
The National Publicity Secretary of the party, Ms. Ilamosi Ekenimoh, in a press statement, assured Nigerians, that the primary objective of the party was to give birth to a new generation of politicians who will rewrite the country’s history.
Recounting the experiences garnered since the formation of the party in 2014, Ekenimoh stressed that the Youth Party will be focusing on developing and improving the standard of living of all Nigerians.
She emphasized, that the party would aim to rebuild Nigeria through generational change in political leadership, emphasizing skills, capacity and religious harmony over age, ethnicity and religious divisions.
The party’s acting National Chairman, Mr. Suleiman Usman Yusuf, also stated his party’s readiness to introduce freshness into the Nigerian political scene, a precursor to much needed development.
Speaking further, he explained that the cardinal objective of the party was to bring about quality basic education, universal healthcare, social housing and commitment to internal democracy.
Yusuf reiterated that the Youth Party will give Nigerians the opportunity to express themselves and to determine the desired future of Nigeria. He however added that the party was not restricted to the interest of youths alone.
“The party is not ageist and it is open to Nigerians of all age and background: the name symbolises the creativity, tenacity and strength of the Nigerian youth and it plans to leverage and put these qualities front and center.
“It currently has presence in about 28 states of the federation including Lagos and Abuja, and with over 5, 664 members prior to registration and we believe that now that the registration has been approved, it will allow the party to increase its followership and impact,” he added.