As the 2023 elections draw nearer, Yiaga Africa and the Not Too Young To Run Movement have held the Convergence 4.0 to inspire young candidates for legislative elections in Northern Nigeria to not just victory during the February and March 2023 elections but to equip them to deliver exemplary leadership and good governance.
Yiaga Africa Executive Director, Samson Itodo has said that coalition and strategic partnership are necessary to ensure that there is a higher youth turnout in the 2023 election. In his words, ‘‘Yiaga Africa realizes we can not do it alone. There was therefore a need to build a coalition. It also occurred to us that we had heard different ideas from young people but the main issue was funding. We, therefore, decided to pursue this project, with support from our partners at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).’’