The Caretaker/Extraordinary National Convention Planning Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has pegged the age limit of aspirants for youth leader positions at levels of the party structure at 35 years.
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According to The PUNCH, this was sequel to the adoption of a recommendation of the National Progressive Youth Conference, held in Abuja, in June 2021.
The development was disclosed by a member of the Lobby Committee and Niger State Commissioner for Local Government, Community Development and Chieftaincy Affairs, Emmanuel Umar, during the Campus Conversation on Youth Participation organized by Yiaga Africa, at the Federal University of Technology Minna, on Tuesday.
Umar said, “Since a young person is within the age of 18 to 35, why are we having people over 35 as the youth leaders? Because we want that inclusiveness, we want participation and involvement from the youths.
“The youths during the conference recommended this to the caretaker committee and the Caretaker Committee has approved it.”
He noted that the results of the recent ward and local government APC congresses have shown that the recommendation has since taken effect.