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2023: APC to launch youth wing

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All Progressives Congress (APC) National Youth Leader, Dayo Israel, has said he would inaugurate a youth wing’s campaign council to mobilise votes on January 13, at Umaru Musa Yaradua Hall, Murtala Square, in Kaduna State.

Israel reiterated the commitment to secure 50 million youth votes next month.

He will be joined at the inauguration by Governor Nasir El-Rufai, leaders and members of the council.

The over 200,000-member council includes 176,846 polling unit youth leaders, 774 council youth leaders, making up the youth wing.

The inauguration marks actuation of council’s directorates, including Jagaban’s Army, a sub-directorate for grassroots mobilisation through foot soldiers in all polling units to engage voters with the support of a canvassers’ record sheet to be unveiled at the event.

Other sub-directorates such as Jagaban’s Airforce and BAT’s envoy responsible for media engagements and public affairs respectively, will also be formally launched.

The Wing will also unveil the ‘Young Progressives’ mobile app recently designed and uploaded to the Google Play Store to provide timely updates on its activities – including campaign engagements – and aid inclusive and inter-departments collaboration for the attainment of its declared objectives. This is in addition to the unveiling of pledge cards designed to draw commitments from electorates across the country towards the party’s poll success.

Event attendance is free and open to all but self-sponsored, the statement noted.

The Council led by Dayo Israel is the first of its kind in the history of the party’s youth wing and indeed the country, particularly for a presidential campaign and with representation down to all the polling units of the country.

Analysts monitoring the election have regarded the move, and the enthusiasm that has trailed it, as evidence of the APC’s unique position as the party with the largest youth movement in the country and with a clear plan to leverage the same to gain electoral advantage.

With over 200,000 proven grassroots mobilizers and veteran election managers, the Council has also provided strong optimism that the APC Youth Wing is on course to achieve its 50 million youth votes target.

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