Nigeria: APC Sets Up Young Women Forum, Appoints State Representatives

5 August 2021

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Caretaker and Extra-Ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) has approved state contact representatives of the Progressive Young Women Forum (PYWF) for effective delivery of the forum's mandate.

In a statement signed by the group interim Publicity Secretary, Theresa Thekena, yesterday, she stated that the appointment was a recognition of their diligence, hard work, sacrifice and commitment to the party.

The statement added that the political platform was a product of the visionary leadership of the National Caretaker Committee Women Representative, Hon. Stella Okotete, for progressive women between the ages of 18 and 35, to empower and promote the visibility of young women in politics and governance.

According to her, PYWF is a platform designed to holistically invest in the leadership and socio-political potential of young women in Nigeria, to harness the strength and capacity that women hold in population size, economic activities and governance.

Some of the appointment contact persons are: Fatima Mohammed for Borno State; Tonbra Ekiotenne for Bayelsa State; Anthonia Tortor and Maureen Wilson for Delta State; Elizabeth Aniebiri for Enugu State; Omowunmi Ogbara and Moremi Ojudu for Lagos State; Modinat Lawal for Ogun State; Yusuf Monsurat for Kwara State; Odaudu Joy for Kogi State, and Patience Charles for Adamawa State among others.

The statement read in parts: "The APC Caretaker and Extra-Ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) has approved state contact representatives of the Progressive Young Women Forum (PYWF), for effective delivery of the forum's mandate.

"This appointment is in recognition of their diligence, hard work, sacrifice and commitment to the party.

"Through the visionary leadership of the National Caretaker Committee Women Representatives, the PYWF was formed as a political platform for progressive women aged18 to 35, to empower and promote the visibility of young women in politics and governance.

"It is a platform designed to holistically invest in the leadership and socio-political potential of young women in Nigeria to harness the strength and capacity that women hold in population size, economic activities and governance."

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