Friday, 30 April 2010

COMMUNIQUÉ YOUTH SUMMIT ON THE 2011 GENERAL ELECTIONS

COMMUNIQUÉ

YOUTH SUMMIT ON THE 2011 GENERAL ELECTIONS

Preamble:

On April 28, 2010; youth organizations from the 36 states of the federation held a one-day summit on the 2011 elections with support from the International Republican Institute (IRI). The summit took place at the Asaa Pyramid Hotel, Kaduna. The event provided an opportunity for us, the Nigerian youth, to acquire knowledge on the rights and privileges we have to responsibly participate in the 2011 elections. The presentations and discussions at the workshop enriched our understanding of the responsibility we have as the future leaders of our country to positively contribute our quota towards achieving peaceful and credible elections in 2011. In addition to this were able to identify a number of things we can do, like civic education, to improve the participation of our peers in the up general elections.

The summit facilitated group discussions which focused on why and how Nigerian youth can get involved with political parties, what we can do about civic education, how we can contribute to peaceful elections in 2011 and how to monitor the entire 2011 electoral process and ensure its credibility. Our discussions were guided by some local, regional and international legal instruments, like the 1999 constitution, the African Youth Charter, the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948), the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (1976), the United Nations World Program of Action Youth to the Year 2000 and beyond.

Observations

Youth at the summit made the following observations:

1. Participants noted, discussed and identified the participatory right of youths in the general elections in Nigeria as provided by enabling laws.

2. Participants also identified, discussed and established the responsibilities of the youths to the state.

3. The participants noted that the leaders of Nigeria have failed to pass on to the youth good legacies, standards, and morals that will serve as a foundations for them to build better leadership; whereas youths are meant to be a vanguard of trust for elections not just in Nigeria but in all the countries of the world.

4. Participants admitted that there has been a great reluctance by the youth to take actions to ensure that they make concrete inputs in the electoral and leadership processes of the country.

5. The summit observed that there is a low appreciation of the need to embrace networking as a means of engineering lasting change in the Nigeria’s political processes.

6. Participants observed that a high percentage of Nigerian youth did not have valid voters cards, and stood the risk of not being able to vote in the 2011 general elections

7. Participating youth at the summit also observed that quite a number youth were not registered members of political parties and could not exploit the platform of any Nigeria’s 57 political parties to contest elections.


8. Summit participants noted that Nigerian youth have so far failed to utilize the knowledge and skills gained at workshops in the development and implementation strategy-based interventions in the electoral process.

9. During the discussions, it was clearly highlighted that there exist an absence of local structures of political relevance in Nigeria.

10. Participants lamented the low publicity and visibility of youth programmes and called on youth organizations to seek the assistance of development agencies like IRI to correct the anomalies

11. The participants observed that contrary to the request of the youth that the age benchmark for qualification to run for elective positions be reduced, the National Assembly passed the opposite by increasing the age benchmark. The youth’s request on this matter was contained in a memorandum they presented at the National Assembly public hearings on constitutional reform.

Recommendations

Having considered our discussions at the summit and stating necessary observations, we the Nigerian youth from the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory resolve as follows:

1. There is an immediate need to further sensitize the youths on their rights in the 2011 general elections as provided by the enabling laws.

2. The Nigerian youth must answer the clarion call of dutifully exercising the responsibilities of a citizen to the state.

3. The youth must assume a leading role and serve as the vanguard of trust for every phase of elections in Nigeria

4. The youth should make emphatic inputs into the electoral and leadership processes of the country.

5. Measures should be put in place to ensure that the youth embrace participatory networking

6. That all youths should get registered to vote during elections to be directly involved in the election of their leaders.

7. We resolve also that youths should join political parties i.e. become card-carrying members of the parties to have a stronger influence on the political process.


8. That youth; especially youth leaders should make maximum use of workshops and seminars deploying strategy-based interventions to promote active youth participation in the electoral process.

9. That local structure of political relevance should be put in place in Nigeria by the government and the development agencies.

10. That youth organizations should engage more time and energy to liaise with development agencies and bodies like IRI, NED and NDI e.t.c to promote their activities

11. The youth should mobilize themselves to lobby their representatives in the state Houses of Assembly as well as trying other available options permissible under our law to ensure that the age limit for contestants into elective offices is reduced

Motion for Adoption of Communiqué

Moved by Nentawe Gomiyar of the Youth Advancement Initiative, Nassarawa road, Kaduna

Seconded by Ogaga Maxwell of the Dare 2 Dream Youth Initiative, Warri, Delta state.

Communiqué put to vote and unanimously adopted by 4:30 pm on April 28, 2010.

21 comments:

昱廷昱廷 said...

來幫推 你個blog影d相真係好靚,係我至愛~ ........................................

TamMcfee668 said...

Nice post ~ 3Q..............................................................

NealVassall水慧 said...

免費下載a片韓瑜寫真aaaaaa片性愛遊戲國中正妹照片正妹牆貼圖區正妹聯合國交友單身同學會250av女優免費影片星野殘紅星野桂星野愛利絲星野天堂星野優奈星野雅希寫真集星野美優影片星野美優寫真集星野美優短片明星性愛貼圖美女 視訊aa的滿18歲影片情色視訊交友辣妹no3s383情色大網咖視訊18 成人girl5320微風成人情色 網成人貼圖視訊聊天室土豆網韓劇播放打飛機專用網777成人小魔女自天堂18成人動漫畫av女優免費做愛影片台南援交友留言戀愛ing聊天室卡通美女短片免費試看台灣18成年網台灣18成年人網台灣18成人網

韋于倫成 said...

不要把生命看得太嚴肅,反正我們不會活著離開。..................................................

韋于倫成 said...

我只知道,假如我去愛人生,那人生一定也會回愛我........................................

柏懿綺辰 said...

看後受益良多,謝謝∪ˍ∪..................................................

宛儒DarwinM_Pawlak0203 said...

Use a book as a bee does flowers. ............................................................

SadeRa盈君iford0412 said...

Custom makes all things easy~~加油哦........................................

貴寶 said...

北台灣視訊 情色視訊小站 拓網aio交友愛情館 情色視訊天堂 視訊聊天交友1799 壞朋友論壇一夜情視訊 0509電話視訊聊天 視訊影音聊天fm358 sex免費成人影片 sex美女視訊 彩虹頻道免費影片卡通aa片 淫蕩女孩自拍 情色文學999成人性站 免費性感影片 成人漫畫-a片天堂 免費性影片 18成人space 豆豆出租情人視訊美女 QQ美女視訊秀 kk121視訊俱樂部 gogo辣妹視訊 2sex999情人輔助品a片線上試看 1111我姊是惡魔 真愛視訊聊天室 視訊網愛聊天室網路援交168論壇 北台灣視訊交友 米克綜合論壇 aio性感辣妹34c甜心寶貝貼片 交友網 sexy girl比基尼美女 免費聊天交友mm17i sex女優王國avdvd無碼 18x us 38girl 影音視訊聊天fm358 做愛視訊聊天室 性愛教學,色情 影片 免費視訊聊天aqaq 彩虹avdvd 色咪咪貼影片 avdvd免費影片 無碼avdvd無碼卡通情色 sex movie 亞洲東洋影片sexy girl,dvd 桃園視訊t 6成人網頁 無碼影片,情色交友 後宮0204movie免費影片 嘟嘟情人色網免費線上成人影片 av片-性愛 情色影片免費觀賞0204貼圖區

冠慧 said...

i consder your artical is so nice!.................................................................

陳隆 said...

Poverty is stranger to industry.................................................................

又來 said...

河水永遠是相同的,可是每一剎那又都是新的。....................................................................

夏康如 said...

成熟,就是有能力適應生活中的模糊。.................................................................

雲亨雲亨雲亨 said...

人生是故事的創造與遺忘。............................................................

偉軍 said...

期待你的下次更新喔^____^..................................................................

吳婷婷 said...

這樣的情感,真是值得人羨慕............................................................

芸茂芸茂 said...

不錯唷~我會常常來 >"<............................................................

廖珮秋廖珮秋 said...

我愛那些使自己的德行成為自己的目標或命定的人................................................

楊儀卉 said...

真是感人肺腑的文章~~......................................................

ob陳rie伸ntu湖rner said...

加油-不論如何都支持你..................................................

賴靜趙喜妤雯 said...

好的開始並不代表會成功,壞的開始並不代表是失敗............................................................