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National Youth Leader of KOWA Party Jude ‘Feranmi Resigns

The National Youth Leader of the KOWA Party, Jude ‘Feranmi, JFK has resigned.

Announcing his resignation via his Twitter handle, the young and vibrant politician who held the position for over two years and led various initiatives to encourage youth participation in politics will together with other young Nigerians now be launching a nationwide fundraising initiative to help aspiring young politicians fund their campaigns.

Commenting on his decision to resign in one of his posts, he said “I am setting out on another important journey in pursuit of total service and impact to my country and my generation.”

“As we draw closer to the General elections in 2019, I believe it is important for our generation to understand the implications of the #NotTooYoungToRun Law and seize the opportunities that the law presents before we are sent into another 20 year cycle of failed leadership by children of the current political establishment who are our own peers. Now that the age barrier has been reduced, young people now have to come together to reduce the finance barrier which is deeply pronounced too.” he added.

‘Feranmi explained that it was important he alongside other young Nigerians took on the cause in order to raise new voices in the Nigerian parliament especially the House of Representatives.

“A few agree that while we need to change the leadership at the center in Aso Villa, we need much more importantly to change those who pretend to represent us in the National Assembly while they are representing their pockets and their own selfish interests.”

According to him, the campaign tagged #RaisingNewVoices campaign is an anti-establishment campaign that is geared towards changing the status quo by injecting into the National Assembly a new caucus of anti-establishment candidates who are competent, compassionate and proven leaders in their own right to raise the issues that young people care about. The candidates will be picked from new anti-establishment parties like KOWA, ANRP, YPP, ANN amongst others.

The #RaisingNewVoices will seek to fund the campaigns of young politicians who care about the issues that young people care about and attend to the topical issues that affect young people like Technology and Education.

This caucus of 25 House of Representatives candidates, spread across the 6 geo-political zones will be young Nigerians below 35 years of age and will be focusing on two categories of law reforms in the House – Sectoral Reforms which will include the Technology and Innovation Sector, The Education Sector and The Economy and Governance Reforms which will include Laws on Anti-Corruption, Meritocracy (Civil Service Reforms) and Lean Government.

The campaign is hoping to persuade 200,000 well-meaning Nigerians to donate N5,000 each both from Nigeria and the Diaspora to raise N1 billion to finance the campaign.

For more information and enquiries, contact Jude Feranmi via [email protected]

PRESS STATEMENT

I TENDERED MY RESIGNATION AS NATIONAL YOUTH LEADER OF KOWA PARTY TODAY

After about 2 years and 93 days serving my party as National Youth Leader, I am setting out on another important journey in pursuit of total service and impact to my country and my generation.

As we draw closer to the General elections in 2019, I believe it is important for our generation to understand the implications of the #NotTooYoungToRun Law and seize the opportunities that the law presents before we are sent into another 20 year cycle of failed leadership by children of the current political establishment who are our own peers.

Lest we become the generation who shot itself in the foot by opening the doors for another generational leadership that cares only for itself and its cronies, I will be joining other young Nigerians in a campaign to raise new voices in our parliament.

A few agree that while we need to change the leadership at the center in Aso Villa, we need much more importantly to change those who pretend to represent us in the National Assembly while they are representing their pockets and their own selfish interests.

A few, much more than the former also continue to reinforce the narrative that nothing will change as regards political power in 2019 and that even though we’re in ‘trouble’, there’s little in terms of political structure that we can do about it.

If anything, National Assembly members have shown consistently that they don’t care about the issues that we care about as young people. There’s little oversight functions that exist in the agencies that handle topical issues that affect young people like Technology and Education.

Since they agree to the sharing formula and the stupendous budgets they appropriate year in year out, they seldom have debates and when there are debates eventually, the debates are about why one of them is maltreated or why their egos are not rubbed by their self-made enemies -the executive.

The #RaisingNewVoices campaign is an anti-establishment campaign that is geared towards changing this status quo by injecting into our National Assembly a new caucus of anti-establishment candidates who are competent, compassionate and proven leaders in their own right to raise the issues that young people care about.

This caucus of 25 House of Representatives candidates, spread across the 6 geo-political zones will be young Nigerians below 35 years of age and will be focusing on two category of law reforms in the House – Sectoral Reforms which will include the Technology and Innovation Sector, The Education Sector and The Economy and Governance Reforms which will include Laws on Anti-Corruption, Meritocracy (Civil Service Reforms) and Lean Government.

In simple terms, together with 200,000 Nigerians who will be donating N5,000 each both from Nigeria and the Diaspora, we will be putting together N1billion to finance the campaign.

Is this Audacious? Yes! Is it Achievable? Definitely Yes!

Do you have questions? Of course I know you do. You’ll get more details in the coming days. For now, I’ll like you to keep on believing in the salvation and the redemption of our nation. And if you have lost hope already, I will like you to go find it wherever you left it, dust it up and let’s continue the journey towards the Nigeria of our dreams, where every citizen is guaranteed a decent, secure life on this planet that God has gifted us.

I am JFK and I #BelieveInBetter

Amandla!

 

 

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