By The Glintstone
The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, is holding its congress in Abuja at the Eagle Square, where national executive members are being elected.
At the convention which ends tomorrow, a 25-year-old Muhammed Kadade Suleiman, was elected the national youth leader.
Prince Kadade Suleiman, who was elected as a consensus candidate, is one of the youngest person to hold a national position in a political party in Nigeria.
Data obtained by The Glinstone shows that often times the youth leaders of national parties are at an average in their late 40s.
For instance, the outgoing National leader of the PDP, who Prince Kadade Suleiman takes over from is 43. SKE Udeh-Okoye was born on the 28th of May 1978, while Ibrahim Dasuki Jalo-Waziri, the national youth leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, is 50.
Many members of the PDP and Nigerians at large, have welcomed the election of Prince Kadade Suleiman.
“It seems PDP may be ready for change after all,” Deji Adeyanju said over the election. He said “25yrs old elected as its Youth Leader. I’m super impressed. The other old guy had more influence and big name supporting him but the young man got it.”
The PDP has also agreed on consensus candidates for the position of Chairman, Deputy National Chairman (North and South), National Secretary and Treasurer.
The post goes to Iyorchia Ayu- Chairman, Umar Iliya Damagum- Deputy National Chairman (North), Taofeek Arapaja- Deputy National Chairman (South), Samuel Anyanwu (National Secretary) and Ahmed Yayari Mohammed (National Treasurer).
This elected officials would help to guide the party as election 2023 draws closer.