Following her appointment, the 24-year-old called on the youths to stand firm, unite and be counted in the leadership of the country.
“I support the ANC party’s dream of reclaiming Kenya’s lost glory. I believe the youths of this country deserve a better, sober and citizen-centric leadership. The dreams and aspirations of our forefathers are yet to be achieved and here comes the chance to change this country for the better,” she said.
She added: “I am equally indebted to the members and the leadership of ANC youth league for the commitment, dedication and efforts we have all put in place to take our party to greater heights.”
She takes over the party youth leadership from Kennedy Omullo who has been at the helm for three years and is poised to take over other duties in the party.
Abdiwahab regretted that past mistakes of the leaders have continued to affect the youth in the country and left them disillusioned.
“Unfortunately, the mistakes made by our seniors are now hurting us, the youths. The economy is no longer friendly to us, we’re jobless, broke, depressed and in dismay.”
“However, I believe, the future is still bright, if we stand firm to change the situation. Together, impossible is nothing. I pledge to be loyal to the aspirations of the young people and I will dearly represent the voice of millions of youths yearning for change, with every opportunity I will get at the decision table.”