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2019 poll: Reserve 50 per cent tickets for youths, NTYTR tells political parties (Guardian)

2019 poll: Reserve 50 per cent tickets for youths, NTYTR tells political parties (Guardian)

Ahead of next year’s general elections, the Not Too Young To Run (NTYTR) movement has enjoined registered political parties in the country to reserve at least 50 per cent of party tickets for youths to vie for elective positions.

Spokesperson of the movement, Samson Itodo, who spoke to journalists in Abuja, yesterday, argued that the demand was based on the fact that youths between the age range of 18 and 35 years constitute about 52 per cent of registered voters in the country.

Itodo, who acknowledged that the assent to the Not Too Young To Run Bill by President Muhammadu Buhari was not sufficient to guarantee youth representation in political office, noted that political parties that abide by the demand stand the chance of making inroads at the polls if they gain the support of the youths. Read more

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