The National Youth Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dayo Israel, has donated millions to the Lagos chapter of the youth wing as mobilisation support at the end-of-the-year town hall meeting held in Lagos.
Israel, who hails from Lagos and served on the state’s education board before being elected APC’s National Youth Leader, initially hosted LG and Ward Youth Leaders to a party with thousands of other party members in attendance on Wednesday, Dec 28.
At the town hall meeting, he recounted how he has utilized his office to offer platforms and opportunities to other young politicians, including Lagos stakeholders some of whom were appointed to serve on state and national campaign committees as well as lead other important party assignments.
While presenting his donation totaling millions to the Ward, Local Government, Senatorial, and State youth leaders in Lagos, Israel said the financial support was to raise enthusiasm and foreground the willingness of the party’s national leadership to offer required support to facilitate a youth-led triumph at the polls.
He announced that similar donation have been made to youth leaders across the country.
“As the home of the City Boy, our leader and presidential candidate Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, we must ready ourselves to make a bold and clear statement at the polls in 2023 with the numbers that will come out of Lagos in favor of our party,” Israel said at the event.
“Some people with Pyrrhic popularity that begins and ends in their online echo chambers are making the false claim that they own the youths. But you and I know that this is false. More so in Lagos where Asiwaju’s good works and enduring legacy have for long made him the favorite choice of young Nigerians interested in the progress of the country.”
“So we must make that point clear at the polls. We will not cede an inch to anybody. We will knock on every door, visit every community, and expand our political support base. This is the task we must fulfill so our principal can enjoy a clear victory, driven by young people who, truth be told, have been the primary beneficiaries of his visionary leadership and long investments in education and social development.”
Israel assured members of the Lagos Wing that the national leadership of the party’s youth wing was making concerted efforts to raise funds and send support to all its various chapters and affiliate groups across the nation.