I joined politics because I was tired of being critical, says daughter of late MKO Abiola
- All Progressive Congress (APC) youth leadership is one of the key positions to be filled at the convention on Saturday, March 26
- It is currently unclear who will replace Ibrahim Dasuki Jalo-Waziri, 50, as the party’s new national youth leader.
- However, Rinsola Abiola, the daughter of the late MKO Abiola, is seeking to create history by becoming the first female national youth leader of the ruling APC party.
A hopeful young leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Rinsola Abiola says she joined politics because she wanted to be an agent of positive change rather than a critic outside of politics.
Abiola in an interview with The cable said her interest in politics was to drive change by being part of the process and also to represent, influence and inspire other women like her.
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Abiola, who is aiming to become the first female youth leader of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC), said her arrival in politics was aimed at launching reforms that would see a rapid streak of inclusion of young people and women in the Politics.
She said her goal is to inspire and empower more young women like her to take an interest in leadership and join her participatory politics.
“I have a few areas of concern within my current capacities and the first is the inclusion of young people in government and the inclusion of women, especially when it comes to young women.
“So as a member of the party, I’ve actually been in charge of processes to involve more young women in politics and decision-making structures.”
The Ogun State-born politician, who runs a foundation called the Derinsola Abiola Foundation, said the initiative was aimed solely at helping the less privileged and building their capacity as individuals in various fields. .
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When asked what she hopes to achieve if she emerges victorious as the ruling party’s youth leader, she revealed that her motivation is to protect the interests of young people and promote their ideologies within the party. .
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She also said her influence and connections with young people can prove vital to the ambition of whoever emerges as the party’s presidential candidate.
Abiola said mobilization is key for the party ahead of the 2023 general election, saying she will mobilize young people at all levels to secure a clear presidential seat for the party.
“The purpose of a political party is to win elections, so I will also take it upon myself to mobilize youth votes for my party for the 2023 elections at different levels using different youth engagement strategies.
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I’ve worked in the youth space for a while – my entire adult life in fact, so that’s the demographics I understand. So I understand the issues, the concerns and the language they speak.
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Meanwhile, ahead of the APC’s much-anticipated national convention, the party released its official program order.
Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State and Chairman of the Media and Publicity Sub-Committee for the National Convention released the schedule of events for the convention.
The whole road will lead to Abuja on Saturday March 26 as the final piece of the puzzle on the seat of the party presidency is affixed.
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The party has announced that it is mandatory for delegates who will participate in the election to come with an identity document.
The party, through the Accreditation Sub-Committee Secretary, Alhaji Tijjani Musa Tumsah, made this known on social media.