MIRI — Sarawak Progressive Democratic Party (SPDP) president Tan Sri William Mawan Ikom wants the party’s Youth, Wanita, Putera and Puteri wings to come up with systematic programmes or approaches to bring in more young intellectuals and professionals into the party.

He said these wings should reach out to universities or colleges to enlist young members who would eventually be moulded to take over the leadership in the future.

“The top leadership is not young anymore. We will not be here forever and we should not be fearful of the young because they are the future. Let them get ready,” he said when speaking at SPDP’s ninth anniversary dinner here last night.

He said that he would not mind restructuring the leadership or arranging for an appropriate forum to accommodate the younger members of the party.

Mawan also called on these wings to report their progresses on the matter at the party’s triennial general meeting next year.