Nothing should change the date of the APC convention – Young Leaders of the South West

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The young leaders of the South West All Progressives Congress have called on the party’s national leadership not to give in to pressure to change the date of the party’s next national congress scheduled for February 2022.

The young leaders under the auspices of the APC South West Young Leaders are also imploring the party leadership to ensure that young people take over all national leadership positions of the party at the convention.

Speaking on behalf of the group on Monday at the APC Secretariat in Akure, the capital of Ondo State, Acting South West Youth Leader Mr. Kolade Lawal said that there was to be no change in the date of the convention.

According to him, the youth party leaders from the southwestern states of Oyo, Ogun, Ondo, Ekiti, Osun and Lagos, commended the party’s interim extraordinary convention planning committee headed by Governor Mai Mala Buni for its firmness and stubbornness. their approach to party administration.

He said, “We APC youth in the Southwest States are already looking forward to February for the running of the national convention. We are optimistic and we are already mobilizing massively ahead of the convention. We are convinced that our national leaders, as men of honor, will allow the party to keep its own promise and that our word is our bond. We ask the party leadership not to listen, let alone accede to the cacophony of suggestions sponsored in some quarters that the February 2022 date be pushed back further to a later date.

“The people making this dangerous suggestion are familiar backsliding voices that don’t mean well to our party. They and their suggestions should be thrown into the dustbin of history. Instead, we urge the party leadership to stand firm on choosing February as the final date for the conduct of the convention. Anything less than that is no good for the party.

“For sure and certain, the next national convention is make or mar for the APC. Whether the APC will continue to remain united, indissoluble, big and strong depends firmly on the type and quality of the decisions our leaders make at the February convention. Our leaders must therefore be careful not to play the cheap game into the hands of some doomsday prophets who have wildly predicted the end of our party in a short time.

On the group’s position on young people taking the lead, Lawal insisted that young and dynamic members of the party be allowed to hold strategic leadership positions at the next convention.

“The party should examine the pool of young aspirants among those vying for key positions, such as National President, National Vice President, National Secretary, National Organizing Secretary, Zone Vice Presidents, National Youth Leader , female national leader, among others, and help those who are competent among them to victory; for them to lead the party to victory in 2023 and beyond.

“The party must remember that young people are currently doing wonders in the private sector and in other spheres of life, despite daunting challenges, and therefore consider competent young members who are no older than 50 for become members of the new national working committee”.

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