Thursday July 29, 2021 4:27 AM

Scores of APC youths, leaders defect to YPP in Kwara

Many All Progressives Congress (APC) youths and their coordinators in Kwara state have defected to Young Progressive Party (YPP) in Edu and Pategi local government areas of the state.

The youths led by their Coordinator Muhammad Sulayman Baba, declared their support for the YPP ballot revolution.

The youth decried the “use and dump” style of some politicians in the state, saying it is time to work for our generation.

Receiving them, State Chairman of YPP Mr. Charles Folayan that YPP is the home for any young person who is desirous of getting involved in politics and governance with a view to moving the state and Nigeria forward.

He said that ‘youth inclusion in politics and governance is just a buzzword for most political parties and would remain so for years to come.

He said, only YPP guarantees the full involvement of well-meaning youth in politics and governance.

He lamented the level of insecurity, poverty and unemployment among the youth, saying that nothing would change if the youth failed to rally around the YPP now, and take control of their own future.

“It is no longer news that Nigeria is now the poverty capital of the world, where the unemployment rate has jumped from 27.1 percent in the second quarter of 2020 to 33.5 percent in the fourth quarter. Yet, some people still want us to continue to praise this government like sycophants.

“Sadly the majority of victims of kidnapping and banditry are students and youth. School campuses, farms and even homes are no longer safe. Food scarcity is becoming alarming, as evidenced by skyrocketing food prices.

“We cannot fold our arms and allow our fathers, mothers, wives and children to starve to death. We must enthrone credible leaders to salvage the situation through the 2023 ballot revolution.

“Majority of Kwarans who were deceived to support Abdulraman Abdulrazaq and the APC in 2019 have since discovered that APC is a party where the state governor has become the sole administrator, who decides everything with little regard for the rule of law, democracy and party membership. Recent events have shown that some courageous people in APC have taken the bold step to reject injustice and abandon a sinking ship. I am sure others would soon follow,” he said.

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