YALF PRESS RELEASE

JOINT STATEMENT ON INCREASING YOUTH PARTICIPATION AND EMERGENCE AS PARTY FLAG BEARERS

In the view of the importance of youth political participation in Nigeria and our firm belief in inclusive governance, We, the Political parties and Young Aspirants, present at the Forum held in Abuja on 8th August, 2018, after deliberations reached and adopted the following resolutions.

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2019 GENERAL ELECTIONS: YOUNGSTARS FOUNDATION MEDIATE BETWEEN POLITICAL PARTIES AND YOUNG ASPIRANTS

To address the gap in the Nigerian political space and increase youth participation and emergence as party flag bearers in 2019 Nigeria’s general elections, Youngstars Foundation with support from FORD Foundation, West Africa, organized a 1-day Political Parties and Young Aspirants Forum in Abuja aimed at discussing and proffering solutions to issues militating against youth emerging as party flag bearers.

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2019 NIGERIA ELECTION: 154 ASPIRING YOUTHS TRAINED ON HOW TO RUN AND WIN ELECTIVE POSITIONS

To address the gap in the Nigerian political space and increase the chances of youth candidates participation in Nigeria’s elections, Youngstars Development Initiative (Youngstars Foundation), a non-governmental organization in Abuja with support from FORD Foundation, West Africa, organized a nonpartisan 4-day training workshop for over 154 Nigerian youths aspiring for political positions ahead of the 2019 general elections in Nigeria, in the 2018 Young Aspirants Leadership Fellowship (YALF) program.

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