APC holds youth conference to deepen democratic process


The All Progressives Congress (APC) in its bid to deepen the country’s democratic process through youth inclusion has concluded plans to hold a Progressives Youth Conference for youths across the federation.

The youth representative in the APC Caretaker and Extra-ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), Alhaji Ismail Ahmed said this at a news conference on Wednesday in Abuja.

Ahmed, while speaking on the conference slated for Monday June 21, said youth, vision, energy and skill were essential to moving the country forward.

He added that the conference, which would be declared open by President Muhammadu Buhari, would have Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and other APC leaders in attendance.

He said that the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila and the President of the Senate, Ahmed Lawan, would also attend the conference.

Ahmed added that President Buhari approved the conference in line with his commitment to deepen the country’s democratic process through youth inclusion.

“President Buhari has graciously accepted to speak at the maiden APC Progressives Youth Conference and declare it open,” he said.

The youth leader further added that the conference, which was the first of its kind since the inception of the APC administration, “seeks to restate the progressive values of the party and give hope.”

He said that it was also to inspire a new generation to the mainstream of the party towards a surer political future for it and the country generally.

He added that the conference, which would be held in Abuja, would be attended by progressive youth delegates from the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

“To participate in the conference, youths are encouraged to log on to the official website of the conference www.pyc21.ng and register.

“The website goes live as from June 9 and registration is opened till Saturday June 19,” he said.

Ahmed added that five youth representatives from each state of the federation would be given the opportunity to be in attendance while others would join through zoom.

He, however, explained that the Federal Government did not ban Twitter, contrary to speculations about the issue in the public

He said that the government only suspended Twitter’s operations in the country temporarily.

He noted that a lot of other social media platforms were still in operation, including Facebook and WhatsApp among others.