DELTA STATE 2024 LOCAL GOVERNMENT COUNCIL ELECTIONS

The Youth Party is set to conduct its Primary Elections in preparation for the Local Government elections in Delta State in line with the Electoral Act (2010) (as amended) and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) guideline.

Here is to announce that the Youth Party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) has issued guidelines for the conduct of the Party’s primaries for the  Local Government elections in Delta State scheduled to be held on 13th July, 2024 in conformity with the INEC Guidelines on the conduct of party primaries .

Furthermore, in compliance with the Electoral Act (2010) (as amended) and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) guideline the Timetable and Schedule of activities for the conduct of the 2024 Local Government Primary Elections in Delta State is as follows:

S/N

 

ACTIVITIES

 

TIMELINE

 

1.

 

Sale of Expression of Interest and Nomination Forms

 

11th  – 23rd May, 2024

 

2.

 

Screening

 

24th May, 2024

 

3.

 

Screening Appeal

 

25th  May, 2024

 

4.

 

 Primaries

 

26th  May, 2024

 

5.

 

Appeal from Primaries

 

27th May, 2024

The Party has made  Expression of Interest and nomination  Forms available on the Party’s website Click to download forms

 

Find below the fees for the Purchase of Forms:

S/N

Position

Expression of Interest Form

Nomination Form

1.

Chairmanship

N15,000

N150,000

2.

Councillorship

N7,500

N75,000

 

  • Female aspirants and persons with disabilities(PWD) shall pay 50% (half ) of the prescribed nomination fee. 
  • Youth – 25 to 40 years shall pay 50% (half ) of the prescribed nomination fee.

 All Payments should be made directly to the bank account below.

Account Name: Youth Party Primaries

Bank: Zenith

Account No: 1015846526

The Youth Party primaries guidelines and further information are available on the Party’s website Click to read guidelines

Kindly note that the primaries as stated above will be conducted on the basis of One Member One Vote (OMOV); no delegates or super delegates. All party members are entitled to vote. Our Nomination Forms are affordable. Voting will be innovative and convenient as we are adopting electronic means: online and SMS. It will be secured, monitored by candidates and INEC, and secret as required by the law. The guidelines for the primaries are open and accessible for transparency. The members’ list/voters list for each constituency or elective position will be available to all aspirants without discrimination.

The Party is committed to expanding the democratic space by providing a level playing field for all aspirants on its platform. We encourage anyone who aspires to contest in free and fair primaries to join the Party at www.youthpartyng.com/join-movement/. Likewise, persons interested in voting for a candidate of their choice in party primaries without fear or favour, are encouraged to join the Party. The Party preaches transparent political leadership and followership that frowns at money politics, bribery, violence, ‘short termism’, repression, and corruption.

Ayodele Adio

Ag. National Publicity Secretary

BENUE STATE 2024 LOCAL GOVERNMENT COUNCIL ELECTIONS

The Youth Party is set to conduct its Primary Elections in preparation for the Local Government elections in Benue State in line with the Electoral Act (2010) (as amended) and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) guideline.

Here is to announce that the Youth Party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) has issued guidelines for the conduct of the Party’s primaries for the  Local Government elections in Benue State in conformity with the INEC Guidelines on the conduct of party primaries .

Furthermore, in compliance with the Electoral Act (2010) (as amended) and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) guideline the Timetable and Schedule of activities for the conduct of the 2024 Local Government Primary Elections in Benue State is as follows:

S/N

 

ACTIVITIES

 

TIMELINE

1.

Sale of Expression of Interest and Nomination Forms

9th April – 20th May, 2024

2.

Screening

21st May, 2024

3.

Screening Appeal

22nd May, 2024

4.

 Primaries

23rd – 26th  May, 2024

5.

Appeal from Primaries

27th May, 2024

The Party has made  Expression of Interest and nomination  Forms available  on the Party’s website https://youthpartyng.com/elections/ 

Find below the fees for the Purchase of Forms:

S/N

Position

Expression of Interest Form

Nomination Form

1.

Chairmanship

N15,000

N150,000

2.

Councillorship

N7,500

N75,000

  • Female aspirants and persons with disabilities(PWD) shall pay 50% (half ) ofthe prescribed nomination fee. l
  • Youth – 25 to 40 years shall pay 50% (half ) of the prescribed nomination fee.

 All Payments should be made directly to the bank account below.

Account Name: Youth Party Primaries

Bank: Zenith

Account No: 1015846526

The Youth Party primaries guideline and further information are available on the Party’s website: https://shorturl.at/dtuL3 

Kindly note that the primaries as stated above will be conducted on the basis of One Member One Vote (OMOV); no delegates or super delegates. All party members are entitled to vote. Our Nomination Forms are affordable. Voting will be innovative and convenient as we are adopting electronic means: online and SMS. It will be secured, monitored by candidates and INEC, and secret as required by the law. The guidelines for the primaries are open and accessible for transparency. The members’ list/voters list for each constituency or elective position will be available to all aspirants without discrimination.

The Party is committed to expanding the democratic space by providing a level playing field for all aspirants on its platform. We encourage anyone who aspires to contest in free and fair primaries to join the Party at www.youthpartyng.com/join-movement/. Likewise, persons interested in voting for a candidate of their choice in party primaries without fear or favour, are encouraged to join the Party. The Party preaches transparent political leadership and followership that frowns at money politics, bribery, violence, ‘short-termism’, repression, and corruption

Ayodele Adio

Ag. National Publicity Secretary

EDO AND ONDO STATE 2024 GUBERNATORIAL ELECTIONS

The Youth Party is set to conduct its Primary Elections in preparation for the Edo and Ondo State Gubernatorial Election scheduled to be held on 21st September and 16th November, 2024 in line with the Electoral Act (2010) (as amended) and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) guideline.

Here is to announce that the Youth Party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) has issued guidelines for the conduct of the Party’s primaries for the Edo and Ondo State Gubernatorial Election scheduled to be held on 21st September and 16th November, 2024  in conformity with the INEC Guidelines on the conduct of party primaries .

Furthermore, in compliance with the Electoral Act (2010) (as amended) and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) guideline the Timetable and Schedule of activities for the conduct of the Edo and Ondo State Gubernatorial Election are as follows:

 

S/N

 

ACTIVITIES

 

TIMELINE

1.

Sale of Expression of Interest and Nomination Forms

15th January –

20th February, 2024

2.

Screening

21st  February, 2024

3.

Appeals

22nd   February, 2024

4.

 Primaries

23rd  February, 2024

5.

Appeals arising  from Primaries

24th  February, 2024

 

S/N

 

ACTIVITIES

 

TIMELINE

1.

Sale of Expression of Interest and Nomination Forms

15th January –

20th April, 2024

2.

Screening

21st  April, 2024

3.

Appeals

22nd   April, 2024

4.

 Primaries

23rd – 26th  April, 2024

5.

Appeals arising  from Primaries

27th  April, 2024

The Party has made  Expression of Interest and Nomination  Forms available  on the Party’s website .

Find below the fees for the Purchase of Forms:

S/N

Position

Expression of Interest Form

Nomination Form

Total

1.

Governor

₦5,000,000

₦20,000,000

₦25,000,000

  • Female aspirants and persons with disabilities(PWD) shall pay 50% (half ) of the prescribed nomination fee. 
  • Youth – 25 to 40 years shall pay 50% (half ) of the prescribed nomination fee.

 All Payments should be made directly to the bank account below.

Account Name: Youth Party Primaries

Bank: Zenith

Account No: 1015846526

The Youth Party primaries guideline and further information are available here

Kindly note that the primaries as stated above will be conducted on the basis of One Member One Vote (OMOV); no delegates or super delegates. All party members are entitled to vote. Our Nomination Forms are affordable. Voting will be innovative and convenient as we are adopting electronic means: online and SMS. It will be secured, monitored by candidates and INEC, and secret as required by the law. The guidelines for the primaries are open and accessible for transparency. The members’ list/voters list for each constituency or elective position will be available to all aspirants without discrimination.

The Party is committed to expanding the democratic space by providing a level playing field for all aspirants on its platform. We encourage anyone who aspires to contest in a free and fair primaries to join the Party at www.youthpartyng.com/join-movement/. Likewise, persons interested in voting for a candidate of their choice in a party primaries without fear or favour, are encouraged to join the Party. The Party preaches transparent political leadership and followership that frowns at money politics, bribery, violence, ‘short termism’, repression and corruption.

Ayodele Adio

Ag. National Publicity Secretary

THE YOUTH PARTY IS SET TO CONDUCT ITS PRIMARY ELECTIONS

The Youth Party is set to conduct its Primary Elections in preparation for the Bye Elections scheduled to be held on 3rd February, 2024 in line with the Electoral Act (2010) (as amended) and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) guideline.

Here is to announce that the Youth Party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) has issued guidelines for the conduct of the Party’s primaries for the Bye Elections scheduled to be held on 3rd February, 2024 in conformity with the INEC Guidelines on the conduct of party primaries .

Furthermore, in compliance with the Electoral Act (2010) (as amended) and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) guideline the Timetable and Schedule of activities for the conduct of the Bye Elections is as follows:

 

S/NACTIVITIESTIMELINE
1.Sale of Expression of Interest and Nomination Forms27th December 2023 – 4th January, 2024
2.Screening5th January, 2024
3.Appeals6th January, 2024
4.Primaries7th January, 2024
5.Appeals arising from Primaries8th January, 2024

The Party has made Expression of Interest and nomination Forms available at online https://youthpartyng.com/elections  from 27th December, 2023 – 4th January, 2024.

 

Find below the fees for the Purchase of Forms:

S/NPOSITIONEXPRESSION OF INTEREST FORMNOMINATION FORMTOTAL
1.Senate₦1,500,000₦8,500,000₦10,000,000
2.House of Representative₦500,000₦4,500,000₦5,000,000
3.House of Assembly₦250,000₦750,000₦1,000,000

 

The Youth Party primaries guideline and further information are available here

Kindly note that the primaries as stated above will be conducted on the basis of One Member One Vote (OMOV); no delegates or super delegates. All party members are entitled to vote. Our Nomination Forms are affordable. Voting will be innovative and convenient as we are adopting electronic means: online and SMS. It will be secured, monitored by candidates and INEC, and secret as required by the law. The guidelines for the primaries are open and accessible for transparency. The members’ list/voters list for each constituency or elective position will be available to all aspirants without discrimination.

The Party is committed to expanding the democratic space by providing a level playing field for all aspirants on its platform. We encourage anyone who aspires to contest in a free and fair primaries to join the Party at www.youthpartyng.com/join-movement/. Likewise, persons interested in voting for a candidate of their choice in a party primaries without fear or favour, are encouraged to join the Party. The Party preaches transparent political leadership and followership that frowns at money politics, bribery, violence, ‘short termism’, repression and corruption.

OYO STATE 2024 LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA/LOCAL COUNCIL DEVELOPMENT AREA ELECTION

The Youth Party is set to conduct its Primary Elections in preparation for the Local Government elections in Oyo State in line with the Electoral Act (2010) (as amended) and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) guideline.

Here is to announce that the Youth Party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) has issued guidelines for the conduct of the Party’s primaries for the Local Government elections in Oyo state in conformity with the INEC Guidelines on the conduct of party primaries.

Furthermore, in compliance with the Electoral Act (2010) (as amended) and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) guidelines the Timetable and Schedule of activities for the conduct of the 2024 Local Government Primary Elections in Oyo State is as follows:

S/N ACTIVITIES TIMELINE
1. Sale of Forms 16th – 19th December, 2023
2. Screening 20th December, 2023
3. Appeals 20th – 21st December, 2023
4. Primaries 22nd  – 23rd December, 2023
5. Appeals arising from Primaries 27th – 28th December, 2023

Also read Youth Party’s Local Government Primary Election Guidelines by clicking the link below

NLC STRIKE: SPEND 30% INCREASE IN FAAC REVENUE ON PUBLIC TRANSPORT TO AVERT STRIKE

Youth Party has demanded that the APC led Government provide palliatives to the masses from the 30% increase in FAAC disbursements to the 3 tiers of govt to avert the impending NLC strike. Youth Party noted that despite the increase in the monthly revenue of the govt since June, the government has applied a slow and unserious cosmetic “rice sharing” approach to a situation that demands a robust sustainable economic way forward.

It is pertinent to state that the FAAC disbursement was N786.16bn in May and N1.11trn in August, 2023. The disbursements have witnessed a steady increase since the removal of fuel subsidy upon assumption of office of the current administration. It went from N786.16bn in May to N907.054 bn in June, N966.12bn in July and N1.11trn in August, 2023. An increase of over 30% from the pre-subsidy removal FAAC shared revenue. These increases are a direct savings from the removal of the fuel subsidy that used to gulp about 400bn per month before the removal of the subsidy. Unfortunately, the savings have not translated into any serious effort towards an affordable public transport, education or public health systems for the masses.

The proposed NLC industrial action to pressure the Government to act and protect the masses from economic impact of the policy is an action supported by the Youth Party. However, we caution the NLC to take a creatively pragmatic approach that would not compound the economic hardship currently being experienced by the masses. We frown at an indefinite strike.

Sadly, the President Tinubu led administration removed the petrol subsidy without any plan to protect the young, poor and vulnerable from the economic impact of its said policy on 29th May, 2023. First, the APC Government took about 80 days to announce palliative measures on 17th August since 29th May, 2023. The Government had no plan for the masses before the removal of fuel subsidy. Period. The policy was an afterthought at best as the Government merely gave an unserious 5billion Naira loan to each state, which in turn as led to a rice sharing galore across the the Country. Removal of petrol subsidy by the Government without any plan to cushion the blow on the masses has led to intolerable hardships. Petrol is part and parcel of the Nigerian way of life. Small businesses, homes, hospitals, school children and individuals are dependent on petrol for their day-to-day activities in the absence of constant power supply. Today, President Tinubu failed to appeal to NLC to call off the impending bstrike in his independence speech or state quantifiable and time bound interventions that can address the current hardship faced by Nigerians. The N25,000 to the lowest grade of civil servants excludes majority of poor Nigerians. No time frame or urgency was spelt out for the promised affordable CNG buses.

The President mentioned the procurement of buses but failed to provide crucial details. Nigerians deserve to know how many buses will be procured, how they will be deployed, and when they will hit the road.

The State Support Infrastructure Fund raises several questions. What does this fund entail? What kind of infrastructure does it target? Who decides which infrastructure projects to fund, and do states receive a flat rate? Furthermore, how will this fund be financed, especially considering the potential impact of subsidy removal?

How this cynical proposals assist the workers monthly ‘take home pay’ to actually ‘take them home’ remains to be seen. Workers now sleep in offices since their ‘take home’ salary can no longer “take them home”. Parents now struggle to afford transport fare of their wards to schools. The cost of food stuff has skyrocketed on the back of over 300% increase in petrol cost without any efforts to reduce the cost of public transports as it is done in other market driven economies

This solution portrays how disinterested the APC Government is from the reality plaguing Nigerians and its lack of empathy. It is also obvious that the APC Government has adopted the failed ‘neoliberal economics’ or ‘trickle down economic theory.’ How does rice or the money to low grade civil servants fuel buses or generators? Once the rice is consumed, will another batch be shared? This tokenism policy does not address the major issues of hyper food inflation and public transportation which has become expensive for the masses.

The Government recently claimed to cut down the cost of governance by directing the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to freeze the processing of visas for all Government officials seeking to travel to New York for the United Nations General Assembly, while going to the G20 summit with a large Entourage. This is tantamount to painting a donkey as a zebra when very clearly the moment it rains the reality will be revealed. It’s shows lack of seriousness and playing to the gallery . The failure to reduce the number of ministries shows the Government’s true intentions, which is party over country. The Senate and House of Assembly have equally showed no intention in cutting down the cost of governance. The number of ministers appointed is the largest so far in the history of Nigeria.

The Youth Party has at various points have proposed a more be pragmatic approach to dealing with the pain points of Nigerians. The focus on public transportation to reduce cost of living should be immediate. The distribution of 100-seater buses across states the country with the aim of keeping prices as low as possible is a first step. Perhaps 100 buses for each state within the next 3 months. Secondly, Nigeria’s gas remains untapped. The transition to compressed natural gas (CNG) and converting petrol or diesel engines to CNG should be fast tracked . This is a policy that should be expedited. The FG should engage NURTW on how the cost of transport can revert to pre-subsidy rates. Public transport should be subsidized as it’s done all over the world.

The idea that the govt Nigeria can operate on purely free market principles is untenable. Masses cannot be subjected to the vagaries of the market. Market has its limit. Free market in the West does not usually extend to public transport. Public transport is not for the powerful and wealthy. The masses need to be protected. Neoliberal economics or trickle down or elite consensus that champions deregulation and privatization without serious public action protecting the masses is not an end in itself and would not work. The economy should benefit the ordinary worker.

Also, the Youth Party would like to call on the NLC and it’s allied unions to apply the pressure of their actions with a human face, as their ultimate goal should reduce the hardship being faced by Nigerians and not to worsen it. An indefinite strike would worsen an already bad situation.

The Youth Party celebrates Nigeria’s resilience at 63 amid calls for social, political, and economic reforms.

Despite being in a challenging situation, Nigeria remains well-equipped to move forward. For over six decades since gaining independence, the socio-economic conditions of its citizens have remained deplorable. Democracy, much like military rule, has often brought bitterness and several unfulfilled promises. The desired quality of leadership has dwindled, overshadowed by greed and avarice in public service, leaving the average Nigerian in a state of hopelessness.

Unfortunately, the current economic situation does not offer much hope for improving the common man’s living standards.

The battle against criminality, particularly banditry and Boko Haram, persists, leading to skyrocketing unemployment rates and a growing number of internally displaced people in camps. After 63 years of independence, Nigeria’s picture appears gloomy. Political divisions along ethnic and religious lines have been exploited by the elite, further dividing the country and diverting attention from crucial issues.

Despite the slow and often imperceptible progress, it’s important to recognize how Nigerians, especially the youth, have consistently risen above these challenges. They’ve made their voices heard in various fields like music, technology, sports, and literature, promoting the country positively. Young Nigerians have broken records and showcased untapped soft power, often without government support, displaying a remarkable level of patriotism.

While grappling with persistent challenges such as a failing national grid, inflation, and a depreciating currency, the demand for better governance remains crucial. Elections are just one step in the journey to democracy; the quest for good governance is essential for a brighter future.

Hence, the Youth Party celebrates the greatness within all Nigerians, holding onto hope for a better future. We envision a Nigeria that fulfills our dreams and one we proudly pass on to the next generation. Happy Independence Day!

MOHBAD’s DEATH: CULTURE OF VIOLENCE MUST STOP

We received the untimely passing of rising Afrobeat Star, Promise Olamidimeji Aloba (Mohbad) in suspicious circumstances with heavy hearts. We commiserate with his family, especially his parents, wife, and son. Whilst, we wait for the conclusion of the investigation by the Nigerian Police. We implore the Police to conduct its investigations transparently, and expeditiously, and publish them due to the public interest nature of the matter.

Sadly, we note and condemn the reports of a strong culture of violence in the Nigerian music industry. The news media consistently reports violent incidents involving artistes. We are inundated with numerous and frequent accounts of feuds between record labels and young musicians. This shows a lack of acceptable dispute resolution mechanisms in the industry. Moreso, the deployment of intimidation on fans and fellow musicians is seen in various cases. This needs to be addressed frontally and transparently by the regulatory authorities and the music industry to save lives and also the image of the industry. The music industry in the US lost some of its leading lights, Tupac Shakur and Christopher Wallace (B.I.G.) in 1996/97 due to violence in the industry. This needs to be prevented.

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EKITI STATE 2023 LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA/LOCAL COUNCIL DEVELOPMENT AREA ELECTION

The Youth Party is set to conduct its Primary Elections in preparation for the Local Government elections in Ekiti State in line with the Electoral Act (2010) (as amended) and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) guideline.

Here is to announce that the Youth Party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) has issued guidelines for the conduct of the Party’s primaries for the Local Government elections in Ekiti State in conformity with the INEC Guidelines on the conduct of party primaries .

Furthermore, in compliance with the Electoral Act (2010) (as amended) and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) guideline the Timetable and Schedule of activities for the conduct of the 2023 Local Government Primary Elections in Ekiti is as follows:

 S/N ACTIVITIES TIMELINE
 1. Sale of Forms11th– 27th September, 2023
 2. Screening28th  30th September, 2023
 3. Appeals2nd  3rd October, 2023
 4. Primaries5th  7th October, 2023
 5. Appeals arising from Primaries8th October, 2023

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Also read Youth Party’s Local Government Primary Election Guidelines by clicking the link below

Guidelines For Primaries