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IYD: APC Northwest Youths commend Nigerian youths globally

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As the world marks International Youth Day (IYD), the All Progressives Congress (APC) Northwest Youths wing has commended Nigerian youths for their exceptional performance at the national and international level in many fields such as sports, education, and entertainment.

They said the youth’s giant strides and the world record they achieved in sports showed that the country is on the right footing and called on the youths from the Northwest zone to exercise their civic duties by collecting their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs).

The group added that an unclaimed PVC is a potential vote loss.

In a statement by the APC Northwest youth leader, Hon. Abdulhamid Muhammad described youth participation and mobilisation as necessary tools for the country’s development.

He said the youths had exercised their civic rights well and should not rest on their oars, as about 8.78 million out of the 12.29 million youths between 18 and 34 completed their registrations.

According to Hon. Muhammad, “APC Northwest Zone Youth Wing salutes all Nigerian youth for the tremendous success recorded at the national and international levels in sports, education, entertainment, and technology. 

“Sequel to the preparation for the forthcoming 2023 general election, APC Northwest is calling all Nigerians, particularly the youth, to collect their PVCs.

“From our end, having recognized the importance of youth in national building, APC youth leaders from the seven northwestern states immediately swung into action by educating the youth on registration for the Permanent Voters Card (PVC), and much success was recorded.

“The northwest topped the list of most CVR in the just concluded registration exercise with over 24 million registered voters and about 2 million newly registered voters.

“Already, some PVCs are ready before now and unclaimed; we urge people to visit INEC offices where they registered and collect them.

“The remaining will be ready for collection by October. Therefore, we call on all Nigerians, particularly the youth, who accounted for 71.4% of the completed registration in the CVR, to ensure the collection of their PVCs.

“While our youth must liaise with elders, we equally understand that, our fate is in our hands. We must redouble our efforts toward effective political inclusion.

“All state youth leaders from the zone are advised to work assiduously with the party leadership, youth associations, governments, public and organised private sectors, civil society groups, and other stakeholders to enhance youth participation in politics by ensuring that registered voters get their PVC.

“We all appreciate the role of the electoral umpire, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the media, civil society groups, youth associations, and our great party in mobilising Nigerians for improved participation of voter registration exercise across the country.”

 

VANG/S.O

 

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