By Jonathan Lois, Abuja
The Nigerian Youth Democratic Party (NYDP), has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to register it as a participant in all the electioneering activities in 2023 like every other political party in Nigeria.
The first National Chairman of the NYDP, Barry Avotu Johnson, said as a political movement they have put in place all the requirements by the electoral act in terms of political party registration in Nigeria.
He said this during the unveiling of the logo of the party in Abuja.
He said there is no way INEC would not register it except the electoral umpire has a hidden agenda, which will only end up causing the unnecessary political litigations before and after the 2023 general elections.
“We have everything it takes to be registered as a political party in Nigeria and we await INEC to do the needful in this matter so that the 2023 general elections can be free, fair and credible as required by world and global standard.
“We like to say a very big thank to the media for standing with the NYDP in the struggle for Good governance and quality leadership, and the respect for the rule of law in Nigeria.
“To all our Nigerian youths across the nation we call on you to go out of your comfort zones to register to get your PVC voters card so we can on election day make a statement as a family to vote in the NYDP to lead Nigeria come 2023.
“As it is right now the only power we have is our voting rights and the only way we can express it is by making sure that we have our INEC voters card so we can vote on election day”, he added.
He declared further,” Distinguish gentle men of the press, as you all know that we in the third political force in Nigeria have resulted to making sure that we do the needful in providing the opportunity for our party the NYDP to be registered by INEC so we can participate in the 2023 general elections which shall usher our nation into a new political dispensation that is designed to provide a solid living standard for our people at all cost.
“We are here today to present to the world our new NYDP official Logo. This official NYDP LOGO is designed to promote the goodwill of our politics to the world.
It provides as the opportunity to reach out to our people in the most required locations across Nigeria. The NYDP LOGO carries the Peace and Unity influence that a political party is required to display in nation like Nigeria.
“Gentlemen of the press, we thank all our youths who have shown so much love for the NYDP over the years we have opened for membership registration which is still ongoing till our party primaries is conducted.
“We call on INEC to do their part in making sure that the electoral act is not violated in the cause of operating our electoral process as an independent organization.
“The 2023 elections final results would not be accepted by the youths, women and the international community without the total participation of the NYDP and it’s members as the case maybe”.
Uche Nwosu is a two time Shell Petroleum PLC award winner in the year 2000;
He won the Shell Award on Investigative Journalism and Environmental Cleanliness.