If You Want Power, Go for It, Osinbajo Tells Nigerian Youths

If You Want Power, Go for It, Osinbajo Tells Nigerian Youths

  • Nigerian youths have been urged to contest for elective positions if they truly want to take over power
  • According to Osinbajo, the not-too-young-to-run movement would be defeated if the youths fail to contest
  • Meanwhile, he lamented that the turnout of youths in Nigeria during elections had always been low

A message has been sent to Nigerian youths. The message was sent by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo.

The VP called on young Nigerians to contest for elective positions in the 2023 elections if they want to assume power, The Cable reports.

He disclosed this while speaking on a two-day retreat for young legislators in Lagos. According to Osinbajo, power is never given on a platter.

If you want power, go for it, Osinbajo tells youths
Osinbajo urges Nigerian youths to seek for political power. Photo: Yemi Osinbajo
Source: Twitter

He argued that the not-too-young-to-run movement would be defeated if the youths fail to contest for elective positions, Daily Trust added.

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He said:

“In preparation for 2023 general elections, we must realise that greater participation of our youths should not be mere rhetoric. Power is never handed over on a platter. If you don’t bid, you can’t win. We must also register to vote.
“The whole essence is to ensure that youths get involved in the process of democracy and also in the parliamentary process.”

Going further, he lamented that the turnout of youths during elections had always been low.

He said in other countries, youths volunteer to mobilise people for political participation, Guardian Newspaper added.

Man shares how friend landed in jail after one night stand

Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a man had shared how his friend landed in jail after a one night stand.

According to @MrMjay4 who shared the story, his friend, whose name he withheld went clubbing one night and met a girl who agreed to follow him home.

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Just before getting to his house, the two had drunk to stupor and upon arriving at the boy's house, they got intimate and passed out.

The next day came fire and fury as the young lady refused to wake up and was confirmed dead. The incident had the young man in prison, where he spent two weeks before an autopsy revealed that the lady died because she drank too much.

2023: APC chieftains kick against northern govs position over power shift

Meanwhile, ahead of the 2023 general elections chieftains of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Ebonyi state chapter have kicked against the position of the northern governors over power shift to the south.

Members of the ruling party made this known in separate interviews in Abakaliki, on Sunday, October 3.

According to them, the north had no justification, for not backing a southerner to take over from President Muhammadu Buhari at the end of his second tenure. The southeast coordinator of the APC Youth League, Okenwa Uka explained that the current situation was an issue of conscience.

Uka said although the rotational presidency was not enshrined in the party's constitution, the southern region should be allowed to take a shot at the presidency in 2023.

Source: Legit.ng

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