13 August 2020 By Georgina Humphrey
The Inter Party Advisory Council, IPAC, has called on Nigerian youths to get more involved in politics.
This is contained in a statement by the National Legal Adviser of IPAC, Mr. Chukwudi Ezeobika.
“The time has indeed come for our Youths to be actively involved in the political affairs of the Country by being Stakeholders in political affairs and not just on the social media or pages of the newspapers” Mr. Ezeobika advised
It advices Youths to uphold and defend their rights as enshrined in the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended)
The statement says the legislative arm of government has done its part by passing the Not Too Young to Run Bill, adding that youths should take advantage of the legislation to get engaged in politics.
It further advises youths not to relent and sit back, expecting things to fall in place, but rather be proactive and be more engaged as they have a lot to contribute to the development of the country.
“As we mark the awareness day designated by the United Nations on Youth’s relevance in nation building, we call on all Nigeria Youths to uphold and defend their rights as enshrined in the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended)”
It states that IPAC will, as a matter of duty, continue with programmes and policies that will ensure active participation of Nigerian Youths in politics.
The Inter Party Advisory Council of Nigeria formally observes the purpose of the International Youth Day, which is to draw attention to a given set of cultural and legal issues surrounding Youths.