The All Progressives Congress’s ( APC ) Caretaker/Extraordinary National Convention Planning Committee has set a 35-year age restriction for applicants to the role of young leader at various levels of the party organization.
This, according to the NG Times was in response to the National Progressive Youth Conference’s acceptance of a suggestion in Abuja in June of this year.
The All Progressives Congress, along with its primary competitor, the People’s Democratic Party, is one of Nigeria’s two major modern political parties. It was established on February 6, 2013. Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) won the presidential election by over 2.6 million votes.
Emmanuel Umar, a member of the Lobby Committee and the Niger State Commissioner for Local Government, Community Development, and Chieftaincy Affairs, said this on Tuesday during the Yiaga Africa Campus Conversation on Youth Participation at the Federal University of Technology Minna.
“Why are we having individuals over 35 as youth leaders when a young person is between the ages of 18 and 35?” he said. We want young participation and involvement because we want that inclusion.
“The youngsters suggested this to the caretaker committee during the conference, and the Caretaker Committee approved it.”