2023: APC Launches Youth Campaign Council
The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Wednesday launched the National Youth Wing Campaign Council ahead of the 2023 general elections.
The announcement was made by the National Youth Leader of the ruling party, Dayo Israel.
Israel in the statement said the campaign council was formed after due consultation with the national leadership of the party, and other critical stakeholders, including the zonal youth leaders, state youth leaders, among others.
He said, “Importantly, it is a fulfilment of my obligation as the APC National Youth Leader and the head of its youth wing. Indeed, Article 14.22 of the party’s constitution clearly entrusts the mobilisation of the youth for the attainment of party objectives, including electoral victory, to the NYL.
“As would any responsible leader, I appreciate the precious importance of this obligation and I’m fully prepared to meet it as our party makes its case to Nigerians across the country in various elective positions including the presidency with Asiwaju as our prestigious standard bearer.
“The council will serve as the implementation committee of the APC National Youth Wing Masterplan which outlines strategies and tactics developed to give the party a total and youth-driven victory in 2023.
“The master plan received the endorsement of our leader and presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, back in August when it was submitted to him by the leadership of the Wing.
“The APC National Youth Wing Campaign Council hopes to collaborate with other relevant campaign structures and organs such as the Presidential Campaign Council and the ICC to ensure our party’s poll success.
“That notwithstanding, stakeholders and campaign structures interested in engaging the official structure of the party’s youth wing are strongly advised to channel all communications through the office of the National Youth Leader and the Chairperson of the APC Youth Wing.
“I congratulate members of the council, all of whom have been selected in recognition of their devotion to the party, grassroots network, and the essential need to offer them a platform to demonstrate their capacity.
“Service on the Council is voluntary, and members, comprising party youths and other important youth stakeholders across sectors, will serve in various sub-units such as the Jagaban’s ‘Army’, Asiwaju’s ‘Airforce’, and BAT’s ‘Envoy’.
“Our soldiers in the Jagaban Army will lead grassroots door-to-door mobilisation exercise; captains in Asiwaju Airforce will dominate the airwaves and coordinate media activities; ambassadors in BAT’s Envoy will coordinate and manage public relations.
“I encourage all called upon to serve to do so with diligence and strong commitment, bearing in mind the enormity of the responsibility they have been entrusted with and its special significance to the victory and future of our party and country.”