The Caretaker and Extra-ordinary Convention Planning Committee of the All Progressives Congress on Thursday hinted on plans to set up lobbying committees for the 2023 election battles.
The party said it had asked its youth wing to set up strategic lobbying committees at the state and ward levels.
This was disclosed by the youth representative in the committee, Alhaji Ismaeel Ahmed in Abuja.
He applauded the leadership of the party for its adoption of some of the recommendations of the recent APC National Progressives Youth Conference which recommended that anyone contesting for the position of youth leader in the party at ward level must be between 18 and 35 years.
Ahmed said the development has helped rekindled the hope of the youths, who according to him, have until now, been discouraged from participating in the party’s activities and holding elective positions, especially at grassroots level.
He said: “On our part, we will take this further by setting up Strategic Engagement Committees which will work in conjunction with caretaker youth leaders in the various zones.
“The committee will engage governors, legislators, ministers, and other leaders and stakeholders in every zone to get more young people to occupy large percentages of the executives at the ward and local government levels.
“We believe that since the battle of the forthcoming elections will be fought for the youth vote, it is wise for our party to fight that battle with youth voice.”