National youth leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress, (APC) Dayo Israel has express his gratitude to the national chairman of party, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, for giving 50 percent discount to Youths below 40 years of age.
Israel while speaking to newsmen at the party national Secretariat on Thursday, said For the first time in the history of the APC, the Youths have been considered to pay less to the actual amount on nomination forms.
“We are here because we want to say a big thank you to the national chairman of the all progressives Congress, the super energetic Chairman, the visionary chairman, distinguished senator, Alhaji abdullahi Adamu Who With the support of the National Working Committee of the party. our deputy national chairman, vice chairmen and all the various colleagues on the national working committee for working with us to ensure that we are able to achieve this
“My thanks also extend to the Speaker of the Federal House of Representative, the right honourable Femi Gbajabiamila, who stood up to raise a motion for an increment on our behalf and also the Senate President Dr. Ahmed lawan, who supported that motion, Governor Sanwo-Olu my governor who also supported the motion frantically on the floor of the NEC.
He appreciate Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State who also stood up to support the motion.
“Governor Uzodinma, Governor Fayemi, Governor El-rufai, Governor Matawalle, Governor Akeredolu of Ondo, the chairman of the Nigeria Governors forum, Progressives Governors forum and Governor of Osun state and all the leadership of our party who have made history for us.”
” For the first time in the history of the all progressive Congress. We have been able to offer the young people of our great party, the energetic resourceful youth of our great party 50% discount on our nomination fee.
“We are totally appreciative. We know that our youths want more, but we are grateful for the fact that we are not where we used to be but the fact that for the first time, we have even been able to secure some level of 50% discount for young people 40 years and below. 40 years because our party constitution says young people under 40 are Youths.
The youth leader believes strongly that it is going to be a great motivator and booster to the Nigerian youth.
“We know that this is not going to be the only thing we are going to do. We’re going to go ahead and lobby the governors. We’re going to lobby the state chairmen. We are going to lobby all the other stakeholders in the party to help to create an enabling field for our young people.
Reacting to opposition parties condemning the cost of the party’s nomination form he said, the peculiarity of every organisation is different and when PDP in power their prices were also high.