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Is a participant of Young Aspirant Leadership Fellowship (YALF) from Benue State. Whostarted his political activity by visiting his hometown (Otukpo) to formally declare his intention to run for the position of a representative at Benue State House of Assembly to represent his ward. He also met with a few aspirants running for the National Assembly both from within and outside his party to gain support and get contacts to aid him achieve his aim. It was a success and they were really impressed and gave him the support he needed. He also met with the leaders of some pressure groups and was introduced briefly to the local government EXCOs of his party to generate support base among their members.
SALAHUDDEEN MOHAMMED SHITU
A participant of Young Aspirant Leadership fellowship (YALF) from Kaduna State has been involving himself in different political activities since he joined the YALF program. As part of his political activities, he met with groups of disabled (lame) persons within the 6 wards of his constituency - BininYaro wards under Igabi East constituency from 05/07/2018 to 29/07/2018 to support them politically irrespective of their disabilities. For the past few weeks, his political activities has majorly been focused on the disabled persons within his constituency, where he organizes workshop and seminars for them. As part of his political agenda, he visited the disabled at Turunku ward Igabi East constituency, Fanshanu ward Igabi East constituency, ZangonAya ward Igabi East constituency, Gwaraji ward Igabi East constituency and also Igabi ward Igabi East constituency.
Ishaq Kabir Alhassan
a participant of Yong Aspirant Leadership Fellowship, from Kaduna State has been involving himself in different political activities since his attendance in the YALF program. During the Party flag off of Chairmanship candidate and councilors, Alhassan met with various political stakeholders including the Deputy Governor. He participated in a campaign rally alongside a local government chairmanship candidate which held at Dambo ward, Zaria local government Kaduna state. He also engaged in a door to door campaign rally at Tudun wada and Tukur tukur wards with the Chairman, Zaria Local Government. Serving as the party agent for his polling unit Alhassan also participated in the Local government Elections held on 15th May, 2018 where 23 local government chairmen, 23 vice chairmen and 255 councilors were elected. “It was one of the most credible, free and fair election I have ever witnessed” Alhassan reports. Finally the YALF participant also publicized his intentions to contest for Kaduna state house of assembly.
Continuous Advocacy with political parties in Nigeria on increasing youth emergence as party flag bearers in the 2019 general elections | September, 2018
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 proferring solutions to issues militating against youth emerging as party flag bearers.
As a mediator between political parties and young aspirants; Youngstars Foundation would embark on continuous advocacy with Political Parties in Nigeria on increasing youth emergence as party flag bearers in the 2019 general elections
YALF Semester 2 Workshop | November 2018
The core objective of this semester is to prepare youth aspirants on strategies for effective general elections campaigns, vis-à-vis what to do if they lose. This semester shall admit primarily youth aspirants who have been able to secure party nomination ticket towards party primaries either at the state or federal levels and won party primaries.
The participants of semester 2 shall be a combination of 2 different zones (North West and North Central) with categories explained below.
a) Participants who attended semester 1 ; were able to secure party nomination tickets for primaries and win party primaries.
b) Youth aspirants who did not participate in our semester 1 ; were able to purchase party nomination tickets for primaries and win primaries.
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A Young Aspirant Volunteer is a Youth within the age range of 18 - 35 who is willing to support youth candidates of their interest! Young Aspirant Volunteers could support by Joining the youth candidate campaign team, creating awareness of the young candidates intention to run within their communities and on Social Media as Social Media Campaign Managers and supporting financially when ever the need arises. To Become a Young Aspirant Volunteer, please send a mail to our e-mail register centre : email@example.com with Information such as Your Full Name, Location, Name of Candidate (optional), Reasons for Volunteering and How you intend to support ( Indicate what you want to use to support )
Benefits of a Young Aspirant Volunteer
Alot of benefits awaits you as a Young Aspirant Volunteer! Such as :
1. Gain work-based experience in order to boost their various career prospects.
2. Gain Political Experience ( if they decide to run for office in the future )
3. Get Connected to a Wider Range of Network in the Political Space
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Now getting youths to volunteer and support your various political aspiration has become easier! All you need to do is send us an email about yourself, political aspirations and the role you need the volunteers to play. Then we would match you with a Volunteer that fits your request from our Volunteer network . To request for a Young Aspirant Volunteer, please send a mail to our e-mail register centre : firstname.lastname@example.org