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Press Release: Not Too Young To Run Sets 2023 Agenda

The Not Too Young To Run (NTYTR) Movement held its leadership and strategy retreat on December 12 – 14, 2019. The retreat was designed to reflect on the Movement’s organizing model and to design scenarios for the 2023 Nigerian elections. Some of the resolutions from the retreat include but are not limited to the following:

  1. The Movement will maintain its identity as a social movement committed to political inclusion, transformative politics and leadership.
  2. The Movement will be defined by the following core values: S – Solidarity, P – Patriotism, I – Inclusion, R – Responsible leadership, I – Integrity and T – Trust (SPIRIT). These core values are a reflection of who we are and what we stand for.
  3. The Movement has designed three strategic goals;
    1. Increase the number of young women, men and PLWDs with competence, character and capacity in elective office to at least 30% in 2023.
    2. Build a grassroots movement of 5 million young women, men and PLWDs committed to promoting political education, democratic rights and transformative
    3. Expand the NTYTR Movement beyond Nigeria and build international solidarity on political inclusion and transformative leadership across 25 African countries by 2023.

A detailed action plan for achieving these goals will be released in due course.

                  4 The Movement will recruit more organizers and leaders in order to build the strategic capacity it requires to drive its agenda. To this end, in 2020, the Movement will establish 100 NTYTR Hubs across Nigeria.

                  5. For 2020, the movement will organize two major events.

                        a. NTYTR Africa Week of Action on Political Inclusion in May 2020;

                       b.The NTYTR Convention in August 2020 for members of the movement, especially the hubs. Over 2,000 members and guests are expected to attend the event.

We look forward to your continued support as we seek to generate a new SPIRIT in African politics.

Thank you

Not Too Young To Run Movement

December 14, 2019

For inquiries: [email protected]

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