Like the SLPP Action Group, when the All Peoples Congress (APC) party Youth League was formed, it was merely to serve as a support group to the party. 

However, as time went on, unlike the SLPP young generation, the APC uplifted the status of the youth league, as it was considered a vital organ of the party.

It could be recalled in the days of Siaka P. Steven when the APC assumed power, the youth league was considered not only as part and parcel of the party, but as a force to reckon with.

As a result an office space was created for the APC Youth Leader at State House. They also had a student desk where the Secretary General of the youth league used to coordinate the activities of the youths in the party.

Moreover, promising young members of the party who were attending various institutions of learning ranging from primary to university levels were provided with scholarship opportunities to study within the country and abroad.

The APC by then adopted the socialist type of politics, their constitution was a bit socialist, and that was why the one party system was adopted, which contributed immensely to enhancing the youth and women's wing of the party.

Potential youths were sent to the Diaspora for further education. Those who graduated as engineers for example, were absorbed into the Civil Service as area and government engineers' e.t.c, some subsequently become administrative officers and rose to the ranks to become Permanent Secretaries and Provincial Secretaries. A few examples include Hamid Kamara who was later appointed Administrative Officer and those who choose to devote their lives to politics like Honourable SBB Dumbuya, were given ambassadorial posts. Dumbuya, who remained ever grateful to the APC, is now a Parliamentarian. The former mayor of Freetown, Alfred Akibo was among the many groomed through this party cognizance of youth power. Little wonder the party benefited so much from the youthful vote.

In a nutshell, the APC, unlike the SLPP, gives its youths greater cognizance both in their role in the party as well as in governance.

Even when the leadership of the APC was beset by squabbles and conflict the National Youth League continued to enjoy amicable relationship with party elders which buoyed their enthusiasm to contribute more robustly towards the party's recent victory at both the parliamentary and presidential elections.

It will interest anyone reading this piece to realize that the League contributed greatly to the success of the party as they held a series of regional meetings and sensitization programs for it membership countrywide.