The newly registered Youth Party (YP) has vowed to bring transparent political leadership and followership that discourages money politics, bribery, violence, rigging and corruption in Nigeria.
The party’s National Publicity Secretary, Ms. Ilamosi Ekenimoh, said the major assignment of the party is to raise a generation of new politicians that will positively rewrite the country’s story.
According to her, the party aims at rebuilding Nigeria through generational change in political leadership, one that emphasises skill, capability, religious harmony over age or ethnicity and religious divisions.
Earlier, YP acting National Chairman, Mr. Suleiman Usman Yusuf, also stated that the party would bring freshness to Nigerian politics and actualise needed development.
He said the party will ensure that every Nigerian has access to quality basic education, universal healthcare, social housing, and internal democracy.
Yusuf said YP will give Nigerians the opportunity to express themselves and determine the Nigeria of their future, denying that the party was founded to represent and protect the interests of youths alone.
“The party is open to Nigerians of all ages and background: the name symbolises the creativity, tenacity and strength of the Nigerian youth and it plans to leverage and put these qualities front and center.
“It currently has presence in about 28 states of the federation including Lagos and Abuja and with over 5, 664 members prior to registration and we believe that now that the registration has been approved, it will allow the party to increase its followership and impact,” he added.