OrderPaperToday – The ‘Not Too Young To Run’ movement has announced the 8th of August 2018 as the National Day of Action on Youth Candidacy and Democratic Party Primaries.

The National Day of Action is scheduled to hold concurrently across all states of the federation as well as the Federal Capital Territory on the same day.

According to statement released today, the group observed that political parties are essential to democracy, adding that the absence of internal party democracy and the high cost of party nominations has undermined the emergence of young or disabled candidates ahead of the 2019 general elections.

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“We will be organizing a march to the National and state offices of political parties to press the demands highlighted above. The National Day of Action is a demands march to political parties as they prepare to hold primary elections to select candidates for the 2019 general elections,” the statement read.

The movement restated its commitment to mobilizing citizens to collect their PVCs and shun all forms of voter inducement, electoral corruption and electoral violence.

The National Day of Action will hold at City Park Wuse 2 by 8:00am on the 8th of August 2018 in Abuja and at designated points across the 36 states of the country.


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