Hundreds of youths joined the Young Progressives Party today, in Edu and Pategi Local Government areas of Kwara State.
The youths led by the Coordinator of the All Progressives Youth Forum (APYF) Comr. Muhammad Sulayman Baba declared their support for the YPP Ballot Revolution. The youth lamented the “use and dump” style of some politicians in Kwara State, saying it is time to work for our generation.
Receiving the decampees during the flag off of the party’s membership registration in Edu and Pategi Local Governments, the State Chairman of YPP Mr. Charles Olufemi Folayan said that YPP is the home for any young person who is serious about involvement in politics and governance with a view to moving Kwara State and Nigeria forward.
He said that ‘youth inclusion’ in politics and governance is just a buzzword for most political parties and would remain so for years to come. He said, only the Young Progressives Party (YPP) guarantees full involvement of well meaning youth in politics and governance.
He lamented the level of insecurity, poverty and unemployment among the youth and said that nothing would change if the youth failed to rally around the YPP now, and take control of their own future.
“It is no longer news that Nigeria is now the poverty capital of the world, where unemployment rate has jumped from 27.1% in the second quarter of 2020 to 33.5% in the fourth quarter. Yet, some people still want us to continue to praise this government like sychophants”
“Sadly the majority of victims of kidnapping and banditry are students and youth. School campuses, farms and even homes are no longer safe. Food scarcity is becoming alarming, as evidenced by skyrocketing food prices. We cannot fold our arms and allow our fathers, mothers, wives and children to starve to death. We must enthrone credible leaders to salvage the situation through the 2023 Ballot Revolution”
“Majority of Kwarans who were deceived to support Abdulraman Abdulrazaq and the APC in 2019 have since discovered that APC is a party where the state governor has become the sole administrator, who decides everything with little regard for the rule of law, democracy and party membership. Recent events have shown that some courageous people in APC have taken the bold step to reject injustice, and abandon a sinking ship. I am sure others would soon follow.”
The chairman also urged the youth to organize and demand for local government elections from the Abdulraman Abdulrazaq led administration. He said, only a functional and autonomous local government system can gurantee true democracy, youth inclusion and grassroots development.