APC National Youth Advocates (APC-NYA), A Support group within the All Progressive Congress has called on Nigerian youths to get involved in political process and governance of Nigeria rather than complaining about the leadership of the nation.
The group made this call in Abuja after its strategic meeting with its National officers.
In his words, Amb Timothy Nwachukwu, The National President APC National Youth Advocates stated thus, “you cannot change a process when you are not part of it, Nigerian youths have so much potentials that if properly channeled will be a great and invaluable asset to our nation Nigeria.
“It is pertinent for the youths to get involved in the political process by joining the rulling All Progressive Congress, register in your ward and become a card carrying member of APC, attend party meetings and make meaningful contribution that will aid the leaders in making the right decision and formulating the right policies.
“It’s unfortunate that some youths have been negatively mobilized by some political actors to engage in thuggery, violence and the like, apparently because of poverty, unemployment and unregenerate mindset.
“A situation where some politicians recruit youths as thugs, arm them with dangerous weapons, and reward them for terrorizing people is counter-productive in developing the youths that will take over the reins of Political affairs in Nigeria.”
In Re-echoeing the call and need for youth participation in politics and Governance, Mohammed Umar, The Deputy National President, Comrade Emma Onyebuchi, National Secretary, Garazu Ahmed, National Director of Planning and strategy, Miss Nafisa Isa, National Auditor of APC National Youth Advocates stated that there are limitless and uncountable opportunities available
for the Nigerian Youths to take part in the Political process and decision making at all levels in Nigeria.
However, poverty, displacement, barriers to education, multiple forms of discrimination and limited employment prospects and opportunities are some of the clog in wheels of growth and development of both the body and minds of the majority of Nigerian youths, thereby reducing them to a mere political tool in the hands of the ruling class in Nigeria.
The group therefore emphasised on the need to encouraged the youths to participate positively and actively in political processes by building necessary social structures and providing the enabling atmosphere for the realization of individual talents, personality development and group survival.