A group, PDP Youth Stakeholders under the aegis of the People’s Democratic Party in Ilorin West local government area of Kwara State, has publicised its motives to return the party to power in the forthcoming elections, and thus, securing a wider space for the young people so that they could take on deserving leadership positions in the government.
The group disclosed this, on Tuesday, during a meeting in Ilorin West PDP secretariat, Agbooba, Ilorin, the state capital with a member of Kwara PDP Reconciliation and Engagement Committee, Mr. Abdulrahman Abdullahi Kayode.
According to the group, there’s no better time to build the future if not now, and there’s no future without the teeming youths, adding that youths hold the key to a peaceful, democratic and egalitarian society.
Meanwhile, the chairman of the group, Com. Muftau Aromoradu, said there are young professionals, entrepreneurs, politicians and academics, who are qualified and ready to take the barton of leadership once the party is back at its feet
The youth stakeholders highlighted the trio of sensitization, reconciliation and consultation as major tools to achieve its mandate of returning the party to power and also a way through to calm the aggrieved, sensitize the members on core agenda of the party and meet with the elders and leadership of the party.
The group which was created across the 12 wards in the local government area with the approval of the party, immediately after losing many of its seats in the 2019 general elections, has however, taken a relentless turn to secure a better life for the young people whom it described as individuals of full strength, talent, skills and experience across all domains of life.
Speaking at the meeting, a member of the Reconciliation and Engagement Committee in the state, Mr. Abdullahi AbdulRahman Kayode, reiterated that it’s high time the youths changed its narratives and the rethoric old school song that has deceitfully promised the youth of tomorrow’s leadership, when the tomorrow never comes, asking why not now. “Now is the time to show positive difference and make genuine leadership”.
Recall that the committee which was led by the former acting national chairman of the party, Alh. Kawu Baraje, has recorded a huge success to unite warring and aggrieved members in no fewer than eleven (11) local government areas across the state in the last couple of weeks.
Kayode also implored the youths to shun the hitherto casting of aspersions amongst the young people in the party, make more friends and involve themselves in issues of politics and governance, saying these are the best ways to find themselves in the leadership positions for which they have so much clamoured.
The youth stakeholders, led by Com. Muftau Aromoradu having the local government Youth Leader, Mr. Bolakale Okoh and other prominent young men as members, reiterated support for the duo of Saraki-led National Reconciliation and Strategy Committee and the Baraje-led Reconciliation and Engagement Committee in the state, saying the group will join hands with the leadership to see to the party’s victory in the 2023 general elections.