The Osolo/Oshodi Federal Constituency representative at the National Assembly, Hon. Tony Nwulu has urged youths in the country to join political parties ahead of the 2019 elections to enable them to be voted into political offices.
Nwulu stressed on the need for youths to work hard and ensure their candidate in the forthcoming election emerge through voting, as election is beyond instagram and facebook fantasies.
He made the call at the Emerging Political Leaders Summit in Abuja today where he beckoned on youths to come out enmass to vote by ensuring they get registered to participate in the electioneering process.
Hon. Tony Nwulu who initiated “not too young to run bill; a bill that highlights the inclusiveness and relevance of youths in governance, buttressed his presentations with proverbial references as he said the destiny of the youths is in their hands and they should not wash it over. The proactive lawmaker called on the youths to go to their base and show they can serve them well enough to be voted as politics is local and grassroot oriented.
The “emerging political leaders summit” which had speakers from different political backgrounds including the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, represented by Sen. Babafemi Ojudu, Special Adviser to the President on Political Affairs, exposed and provided a platform for qualitative conversation, discourse and strategic deliberations on the alternative channels for political participation as well as networks to the current conventional system which created a huge gap between leadership and the people.
Osinbajo, however, advised youths not to expect that from the day they start participating in politics they would become the president of Nigeria. He said that it was not realistic and could not happen, but that they needed to start gradually from the ward level and move up to local government level and to state “before the presidency’’.
Mr Kingsley Moghalu, former Deputy Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), said that youths had the power to change their destiny to a better future by participating in politics from the grassroots.
Moghalu said that what the country needed was a democratic revolution at the polling units, adding that for it to happen the citizens should recognize that they had the power to change and improve governance.
The convener of the summit, Mr Wale Ajani, said the event was organsied to brainstorm ahead of the 2019 elections towards problem-solving both economically and politically for country’s development.
Ajani said that the summit became imperative at this auspicious moment in the nation’s history because Nigeria had remained a country of enormous potentials for several decades but unable to perform better in human development and economic indices.
He said that it was time for Nigeria to have a paradigm shift as an alternative to the current system where there already existed a disconnection between citizens’ expectations and service delivery by politicians.
Source: EneNaija Video