Leaders of the youth wing of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have announced a first-of-its-kind inauguration concert planned as an inclusive celebratory activity for young people across the country who contributed to the party’s victory and the emergence of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu in the last presidential election.
Ademuyiwa Adebola Taofeek, chairman, Renewed Hope Concert Media Committee, said this in a statement released on Friday.
Rt. Hon. Debo Ogundoyin, Oyo speaker and prominent chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was enlisted.
Tagged the ‘Renewed Hope Concert’, the event is billed tentatively to take place on the 25th of May, 2023, at the MKO Abiola Stadium, Abuja. It will feature prominent and trending music and entertainment artistes from across the country, while also providing fun and networking opportunities to attendees, regardless of partisan affiliation, ahead of the transition of power which will see the president-elect take his oath of office.
The Organizing Committee of the concert is chaired by the country’s next first son and prominent campaigner, Seyi Tinubu, who guided the party’s victorious youth engagement efforts during the campaign and was instrumental in the effective mobilization of youth votes, using his ample professional experience and global network.
He is deputized by Kashim Shettima Jr as Vice Chairperson, while Dayo Israel, Damilotun Aderemi, and Barrister Ismaeel Ahmed will all serve as Co Vice-Chairpersons. Others on the organizing committee include Tosin Odufuwa, the Director of Finance; Dada Olusegun, the Secretary; Bello el-Rufai, Senator Asuquo Ekpeyong, Hon. Akarachi Mbaike, Femi Oyetola, Rt. Hon. Debo Ogundoyin, Ms Seun Olufemi-Whyte, Kola Alabi, Charles Odili, Ummasalma Rabiu, and Mubarak Dan Batta as members.
More important youth stakeholders within the party were tasked to serve in various sub-committees such as Venue; Contact & Mobilization; Accommodation; Fund Raising; Media; Logistics & Welfare; Printing; Entertainment; Program; Venue and Security Committees.
According to the media sub-committee that announced the event via a statement, participants are expected from across the six geo-political zones in the country, making the concert a national celebration of young people whose belief in Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and optimism about the country’s future under his leadership made all the difference in the contest.
“It is an inclusive celebration of young people across the country who knocked on doors, persuaded friends, braved great risks, and stood firm to ensure the safe delivery of the Renewed Hope agenda of our next president, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. The concert is a way of acknowledging and appreciating their sacrifice and also an opportunity for us all to merry and network as we anticipate the formal assumption of office of our victorious City Boy,” the statement read in part.
The committee promised maximum fun and security for all participants.