We are glad that you are considering joining Youth Party as a member. We anticipated that you might have some questions and came up with answers to guide you.
Why should I join a political party?
Politics is too important to our personal lives, security, economy, and national development to be left in the hands of professional politicians. Non-participation foists the wrong candidates and policies on the electorate at general elections. Nigeria will only move forward when good people like you join politics to encourage good policies and people. Only good and selfless Nigerians will move the country forward.
We are a new generation of Nigerians who are committed to practicing politics of reason and reform against the usual anger and populism. We are also committed to politics devoid of ethnic and religious sentiments. We are not nationalists but patriots. We are for One Nigeria. We will give you a say in adopting our policies and candidates for public office through our adoption of OMOV (One Member One Vote).
Our party was founded by youths. Also, a major part of our ideology is the grooming and training of future leaders. We are committed to giving young Nigerians the opportunity to be involved in politics at an early stage without excluding those of the older generation that share our ideals.
Is there an age limit for membership?
I am old and do not see a role for me. What do I do?
There is a role for you in our party; you will enjoy all membership privileges and also have an opportunity to be part of the Elders’ Council in your state, where you will mediate in disputes, and participate in the screening of candidates for public office, amongst other functions.
Is there a membership subscription and why?
The membership subscription is a minimum of N200 per month. It is important that the funding is not limited to a few people to foster internal democracy and prevent ‘godfatherism’. Hence, there is a need for all members to contribute financially to defray the cost of running the party.
What do I get in return for my membership?
You will be an important part of our team. You will help shape our party policy; you can attend local meetings and stand as a candidate. You will also help in choosing our flag bearers for general elections.
If your objective is to help us achieve our aims because you share our values, or because you have an ambition to serve our fatherland, the right step is by enrolling with the Youth Party as a member.
What’s the next step after I join?
We will send you a membership pack and invite you for an induction programme. We will also get you involved in our activities by forwarding information about local campaign events, campaign training sessions, and opportunities to share your ideas about our party’s policies.