Youth members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have demanded a reduction in the fees for nomination forms to enable them to aspire for political offices.
They also urged the party to ensure that those eligible to contest for the position of councilor should not be above the age of 35 years.
The youths made the demands on Monday in a communiqué read at a one-day Conference of Progressive Youths held at the party secretariat in Abuja.
APC national youth leader, Ismaeel Ahmed, while reading the communique, said the conference recognized that Nigeria has more than 70 per cent of its population below the age of 50 years, hence “the youthfulness fuels a huge energy capable of delivering sustainable prosperity to the over 200 million Nigerians if well harnessed and rightly targeted”.
He said the conference was to among others “create a pathway to a significant inclusion of young people in party activities, leadership structure and committees and also to engage young people in government at all levels, by strengthening the provisions of the constitution of the party and establishing guidelines for elected and appointed officials of the government and the party.