The All Progressives Congress (APC), has appointed three members from its youth wing into the Board of Trustees (BoT) of the party.
This is the first time any political party in Nigeria will appoint youth into its Board of Trustees which is the highest decision making organ of the party.
Although the party is yet to officially communicate the appointment, one of the appointees, Rinsola Abiola, announced on twitter a short while ago that she has just been appointed a member of the APC BoT.
“Hello, all. I, Rinsola Abiola, have just been officially appointed as a member of the
#APC Board of Trustees. #YouthInclusion“
The two other appointee are Ismaeel Ahmed and Jasper Azuatulam.
Isameel Ahmed is the chairman of the All progressives Youth Forum (APYF), a group that pride itself as the most formidable youth group in the APC, which contributed in no small measure to the growth and success of the party. Incidentally, Ms. Abiola is a also a member of the APYF. She served as the forum’s pioneer PRO.
On the other hand, Jasper Azuatulam is the leader of Buhari Vanguard (BV), also a youth group that has consistently stood behind President Muhammadu Buhari long before he made up his mind to contest the 2015 presidential election.
Meanwhile, Nigerians have begun to react to the appointment of Ms. Rinsola as a member of the APC BoT, describing it as a clear departure from the old way.According to Japhet Omojuwa,
“Rinsola Abiola’s appointment into the APC Board of Trustees represents a clear departure from the old ways.