- A group of Nigerian youths have disclosed their intention in the 2019 general election
- The national coordinator of the movement Comrade Gabriel Ashibi said the worrisome state in which Nigerians find themselves is all a product of leadership failure
- Ashibi said the citizen of the country should have been reckoned with as a top player internationally
A group of Nigerian youths drawn from all works of life gathered in Lagos and other states of the Nation have declared their intention to take over power from the old leadership in 2019 general elections.
The group, under the umbrella of Youth Take Over initiative powered by Yaga Foundation, pointed out clearly that the greatest challenge facing the Nigerian Nation is that of leadership.
The national coordinator of the movement, Comrade Gabriel Ashibi decried over the epileptic state of the Nation’s economy, infrastructural decay and the acrimonious poverty bedevilling the people.
Nigerian youths blow hot, declare to take over power in 2019. Photo credit: New Telegraph
Ashibi said the worrisome state in which they find ourselves is all a product of leadership failure.
He maintained that with improvements in information technology and new standards in global communication, Nigeria should have been reckoned with as a top player internationally.
He, therefore, pointed out that it has become inevitable that a new leadership regime must take the centre stage in the governance of their dear Nation so as to bring to bear fresh ideas and innovative abilities of the younger Nigerian generation.
The Kano state publicity secretary of the movement comrade Shuaibu Abubakar added that the era of recycling old leaders is over and that 2019 presents itself as the best chance for the youth to take over power and put an end to the stagnation, redundancy, and underdevelopment that have been witnessed over many decades of our Nationhood.
Comrade Oladipo Aberuagba, an exco member of the movement pointed out that Nigerian youth had performed brilliantly in all fields of endeavor especially sports, entertainment, ICT and general business.
They are top executive managers in both private and public sectors and it is very disappointing to know that some people are still selling the idea that Nigerian youths are not experienced or matured for leadership.
The Lagos state coordinator Comrade Nwoko Cosmos regretted that it is quiet unfortunate that an oil producing Nation like Nigeria should still be importing fuel at this stage of global awareness. According to him, all that Nigerians are yearning for is basic amenities, peace and security, and the protection of life and property for all Nigerians.
He added that the era of lies and propaganda is over and that Nigeria must give way for a more creative and dynamic leadership team that will help us all achieve the much talked about Nigerian dream.
Meanwhile, we had reported that a youth summit which was convened in Enugu announced that President Buhari, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and Governor Ayo Fayose were too old to govern the nation.
The summit which ended on Friday, November 10 concluded that any politicians above 50 should not rule the country again.
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