The Leader of APC Progressive Youth Movement (PYM), Prince Mustapha Audu, has ruled out participation by youths of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2023 Presidential election.
According to him, all they want is to be carried along.
He said the PYM wants a President that will appoint people below the age of 50 as ministers.
Audu, who is the son of the former governor of Kogi State, the late Prince Abubakar Audu, made this known on Saturday while featuring as guest on a zoom meeting on CityFM programme, “City Talks with Reuben Abati”.
Speaking on the topic: “APC National Convention”, the PYM leader said they are ready to work hand in hand with any president the party is going to produce, that is ready to carry young people along.
He said APC is the only party with young people that are active, agile and ready to stand up and challenge the system to get what is right.
“Once younger people with fresh ideas, energy, drive, and motivation come into the system, they will be able to make a difference and change things.
“This is why the PYM has been insisting that no convention can occur without young people being an essential part of it.
“Majority of the demographics in Nigeria are youths. 70 percent of the over 200 million people in Nigeria are young people; that is over 160 million people are young in Nigeria.
“So for any party to succeed, you must show a huge representation of these demographics, and this is what the APC has realized,” Audu explained.
On the profile of the APC candidates showing interest in the Presidential seat, the PYM leader said: “What I believe is that you cannot do away with experience.
” As young people, our clamor is not to be president but to be chairman of the party. There should be a mix of older people with experience and younger ones with energy, ingenuity and passion.”