The Speaker of the Akwa Ibom state House of Assembly, Barr Onofiok Luke, has stressed the need for a regular interface between the leaders and youths of the party.
Delivering a goodwill message at the ongoing Non-Elective National Convention of the party which held in Abuja, Saturday, Luke stressed that aside making for accountability and transparency, such regular interface will also make for youth inclusiveness and get them placed at better positions to take over the mantle of leadership from the elders.
Speaker Luke also stressed the need for the party leadership to ensure internal democracy within the party. According to him, internal democracy is core to the rebirth of the PDP.
Speaker Luke, while delivering his goodwill message at the non-elective convention of the party in Abuja Saturday, said the party must ensure the political space for young Nigerians.
In his words: “internal democracy is key to our stability. As we look to creating the political space for everybody especially the youth, we must ensure that there is internal democracy as a major guiding principle in the PDP.
“I thank God for the our recent victory; but while celebrating this victory, I bring three messages from the youth of our party. I bring the messages of internal democracy, accountability and stability”.
He said the youths of Nigeria are waiting on the PDP for a direction. He thanked the party for the opportunity given him to serve the country since 2011 as member of the Akwa Ibom state House of Assembly and later as Speaker of the State House. Luke is a former Speaker of the Nigeria Youth Parliament.
Also delivering goodwill messages at the convention were former governors, senators including Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom State, as well as founding fathers of the party. Present also was former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan among other distinguished dignitaries