Friday, February 7, 2014

How To Vote Abidemi Oderinlo into The WYMD Leadership Board

 Voting as started now please vote Abidemi Oderinlo for the Africa Region (World Youth Movement for Democracy):

2) Register to be a member using Your Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo or Wordpress by clicking on the icon and sign in or Register directly on the page by clicking the blue Register beside the login button.

3) Click on the REGIONS map to go to the voting page

Once you click on the map, it will redirect you to STEP-1 which is Europe, start by selecting the name of the candidate or select "none of the above", scroll down and click VOTE AND MOVE TO THE NEXT AREA”. This will automatically redirect you to the next continent.

 4) Select the name of the contestant for each region of or “None the above” if you don’t know them or don’t want to vote in the region and click on “VOTE AND MOVE TO THE NEXT AREA

When you get to STEP 3, the Africa region, select name ABIDEMI ODERINLO

5) Finish by clicking SUBMIT VOTES

6) A thank you page confirms the completion of the voting process



Now that we know how to get it done, let's go for it. Go to this link:  or
Thank You!

ABIDEMI ODERINLO for WYMD Leadership Board.. Vote! Vote!! Vote!!!

The World Youth Movement for Democracy (WYMD) is a network that aims to support the development of sustainable democracy movements by empowering the next generation of democracy activists. The movement provides a space for young activists to build relationships with each other, to collaborate across borders, to deepen their knowledge on key issues, and to develop practical skills. It promotes democratic values and provides for sharing of information and ideas and it is guided by a Leadership Board with representation from Africa, Asia, Europe/Eurasia, the Americas, and the Middle East and North Africa regions under a supervising Advisory Council.

The election that will place new young leaders on the Leadership Board of WYMD begins today 07/02/2014 12:00noon EST and ends on 11/02/2014 by 12:00noon EST on Seven young Africans, Four Asians, One Latin American, One European and One Middle Easterner that are interested in taking Democracy in the world to a new horizon will be contesting for positions on the board and the power to decide is in your hands. Who will you be voting for? Click here to find out how.

I am Abidemi Oderinlo a young Nigerian, contesting to represent Africa on the Leadership Board of WYMD. 

Youths in Africa have been yearning for an opportunity, a platform, a medium through which they can express their views, air their voices, become a part of the process and bodies that creates the policies and make decision that affects their lives, they want to be involved in building the world they live in, be heard and respected, be saddled with more responsibilities and not sidelined by the system on the grounds of being inexperience, incompetent or too young to be responsible for a lot. This is what WYMD is offering, and this is why I am standing to represent Africa on the board, with the prospect of opening young Africans to youth empowerment opportunities and the best practices of democracy that are applicable and practicable on the African continent, through my direct interaction with young democracy activist and leaders represented on the board.

The challenges facing democracy in African countries are similar, therefore it is important for young African to come together find a common ground to analyze, define, and strategize on how to tackle these challenges, towards a more democratic Africa. Given the opportunity to serve on the WYMD Leadership Board, I intend to use the platform to broker relationship that will strengthen and unify our voices, opening more young Africans to opportunities that will increase exchange of ideas, and proven youth driven democratic practices within and from other countries of the world, that will improve our polity as a continent and build for all a more vibrant and productive society.

Monday, February 3, 2014

The Arrowhead of Change, Growth and Development.

The Young Change Makers
All over the world, the youths have always been the strength of every nation both in times of peace or war, they define the fate of nations, directly or indirectly, for good or bad either by their actions or inaction.

History, across all classifications clearly shows that the strength or weakness of the young and energetic population of every nation and people defines her success or failure. Africans as a people have experienced tremendous change through the strength of her youths, and her freedom from colonization was largely engineered by her young population.

Kwame Nkrumah started the movement to liberate Ghana before his 30th birthday, Thomas Sankara liberated the Upper Volta from the French colonial, renamed her Burkina Faso ("Land of Upright Men") and launched one of the most ambitious programmes for social and economic change ever attempted on the African continent at the age of 33. Mandella's long walk to freedom started in his youth at the age of 19 in 1937, while Martin Luther King, Jr. started leading the Civil Right Movement at the age of 25.

In business, John D. Rockefeller started at the age of 20 and rose to become the first billionaire in the history of America, and at the age of 21, J.P. Morgan introduced a process of taking over troubled businesses to reorganize them, and the process was renowned and dubbed "Morganization". Bill Gate started Microsoft at the age of 20, Steve Jobs started Apple at 21 and Mark Zuckerberg founded Facebook at 20. Throughout history, the greatest achievements of man that has changed the way we live were initiated by young people who reached beyond the limits of the norms.

To be young is to be without limits in thoughts and in action, to innovate and to create, to build and sustain and not otherwise in all things and at all times. It is a wrong ideology to see the strength in youthfulness as a ready catalyst for  political violence and siege, and if the vitality of the youth were to be used in a siege, it must be a siege for positive change and not selfish political conquest as it is currently experience in some parts of Africa and other developing countries. This destructive design, craftily masterminded by the unthinking political elites, most of whom started their political careers in their youth, in their bid to hold onto power instead paving the way for the creative energy of the youths to come to bare and rule. As youths, we must eschew this vices, become conscious of our strength and realise our potentials. We must synergize our essence which is of good and growth, and use it to neutralize the hold of the old, feeble, frail few who are working to change the purpose of youthfulness from good to evil.

To be young is to be a tool for positive change, a problem solver, an elixir of hope and a catalyst for a better today and tomorrow.

NB: I am joining Leadership Board of World Youth Movement for Democracy and I need your support to make it a reality. visit to register and be eligible to vote. 

Voting starts from 7th, Feb. 2014 -- 11th, Feb. 2014. Winners will be announced 12th, Feb. 2014.
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