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“We can’t entrust our fate and future to a failed govt.”: APC Youth Wing takes on the PDP
by Dare Lawal
Some commentators have argued that the newly formed opposition party, All Progressive Congress, is not different from the PDP, or any of the other parties which formed it because it did not deliberately carry the youth along during its initial and ongoing deliberations.
But yesterday, the youth wing of the new party said that they were fully aware and in support of the merger process. They lashed at the ruling party, PDP, which they said lacked a comprehensive employment policy for youths in the country.
The ACN youth leader, Comrade Ebikibina Miriki, who spoke on behalf of the APC youths, said that the youth cannot afford to entrust “our fate and future and that of our children to a party and government that have proven incapable of resolving our developmental problems.”
He said that “It is against this background that we, the youth leaders of the merging political parties and youth from other associations, do hereby reaffirm our full support and commitment to the merger of our parties to form the All Progressives Congress (APC). We are in solidarity with the leaders of the parties in their efforts to form a party that will change the course of history in the Nigerian political arena.
“We are not unaware of past attempts in this direction which did not yield the expected results, but it is our belief that the lessons of the past will guide them in the right direction. It is an effort that calls for serious sacrifices on the part of all concerned in the interest of Nigeria which we believe the leaders are capable of.”
We now await the predictable PDP response.