APC Canvas for Youth Inclusive Governance

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has guaranteed the youth that Asiwaju Bola Tinubu’s administration, if elected, will be inclusive and just to all Nigerians, regardless of ethnicity, religion, or political allegiances.

This was said on Tuesday during a visit to the Connected Development Initiative in Abuja by Mazi Ezenwa Onyirimba, the director general of the APC Youth and Students’ Council.

He contends that Tinubu’s past demonstrates that he previously led a government that was widely regarded as inclusive in terms of the demographics, religion, and political appointees’ backgrounds.

The APC leader said, “When he (Tinubu) was the governor of Lagos, the greater percentage of his cabinet members were under 40. It was a good development for the youths of Lagos at that time.

“The structure of his cabinet also showed that he picked people from diverse ethnic and religious backgrounds. At the end of the day, they collectively succeeded.”

He mentioned the country’s problems and believed that the APC presidential candidate would resolve them if elected to lead this country.

Mr Hamza Lawal, the Chief Executive of Connected Development (CODE), chastised the country’s leaders for stealing the commonwealth of the people and causing the country to fall into serious difficulties in his statements.

“The current script is not working. There’s a global campaign by the UN SDGs that talks about flipping the scripts. I think that it should even start in Nigeria. Our current script is not working if we look at our current challenges, which are insecurity and unemployment,” he said.

Lawal, therefore, called on all presidential candidates to reserve at least 50 per cent of all intended cabinet positions for the youth in the spirit of inter-generational equity.

He added, “It is important that as we grow as a people, we must stop the blame-game. The older generation continues to see the youths as the problem and vice versa.

“Honestly speaking, Nigerians want a president whose cabinet is made up of under ’40s because we are an upwardly mobile and technologically driven generation. It will only be fair that if we constitute over 50 per cent of the eligible voters, we should also make at least 50 per cent of the cabinet members.”

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