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PDP to champion youths political activism

Felix Chaudhary And Repeka Nasiko
Sunday, June 01, 2014

YOUNG people must be encouraged to participate in the political life of our country, says the People's Democratic Party.

Party leader Felix Anthony said the PDP had a policy and rule that 20 per cent of all its office bearers be youths and the party would also have youth candidates in its election line-up.

"It is important that we do not only pay lip service to our young people but include them in the mainstream of the political life of our country," he said.

Mr Anthony said the recent case where a student's scholarship was terminated by the Tertiary Scholarship and Loans Board for simply supporting or being an activist with independent candidate Roshika Deo should not have happened.

"I call on the chairman of the Tertiary Scholarship Board to explain why the scholarship has been cancelled and why the board has adopted a policy to deny fundamental political rights to our young people.

"The PDP urges the chairman to reconsider this decision and ensure that the student's academic progress is not hindered in any way by this unfair decision.

"His scholarship must be reinstated," Mr Anthony said.








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