Youths in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have kickstarted efforts for the party to win the forthcoming Bayelsa governorship election.
PDP New Generation, a youth-focused group within the party, has officially introduced a Youth Campaign Council for the upcoming election scheduled for November 11th, 2023.
The campaign council, composed of 106 young individuals, has been carefully selected from each local government area of the state to form a robust and formidable team, according to the group.
Dare Akinnyi, the Director of Media & Strategy for the group, emphasized that creating the Youth Campaign Council is a distinctive initiative within the tradition of the PDP New Generation.
“We have a track record of establishing youth campaign councils for various elections, including the recent ones in Ekiti and Osun states, as well as a National Youth Campaign Council during the 2023 general election,” Akinnyi stated.
The group also revealed plans to unveil campaign councils for the upcoming elections in Kogi and Imo states.
The Bayelsa State Governorship Youth Campaign Council is comprised of two distinguished Patrons: Prince Muhammed Kadade Sulieman, MON, the PDP National Youth Leader, and Chief Mrs. Shimite Bello, Special Adviser to the Delta State Governor.
Leading the campaign efforts will be Rev. Dr Enaikato Robert Azibedia, a grassroots mobilizer, who will serve as the Chairperson. At the same time, Mrs Onimiya Johnathan will take on the role of Campaign Secretary.
With an emphasis on grassroots mobilization and active participation, the campaign council has selected ten young men and women from each state’s local government area, culminating in 106 members, to comprise a strong and diverse team.
The primary objective of the campaign council, as sanctioned by DG Audu Mahmood, is to secure victory for the PDP’s gubernatorial candidate, Senator Diri Douye, in the forthcoming election.
“We are dedicated to extending Governor Diri’s message of hope to every corner of the state and ensuring his re-election as the next governor of Bayelsa state,” Akinnyi affirmed.