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Prepare to take over Nigeria’s leadership, Onitiri charges youths

By Gbenga Akinfenwa
20 July 2022   |   2:49 am
Nigeria youths have been advised to brace up, unite and take over the country’s leadership through the 2023 general elections.

[FILES] Youths queuing to obtain their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs)<br />

Nigeria youths have been advised to brace up, unite and take over the country’s leadership through the 2023 general elections.

A renowned socio-political activist and critic, Chief Adesunbo Onitiri, who gave the advice yesterday in a statement in Lagos, said the old politicians had done their best and should retire now and allow the youths to take over the centre stage of the country’s leadership since they no longer have the solutions to the country’s problems.

“We democrats are urgently calling on all Nigerian youths to rise up now, get their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) and vote themselves as president and governors to tackle the numerous challenges of insecurity, economic downturn and the cancerous corruption that is about to sink the country’s ship.

“They should act fast before this country is completely destroyed by blood-thirsty Boko Haram, armed herdsmen, religious fundamentalists masquerading as bandits, terrorists, kidnappers and all other criminals,” Onitiri said.

He said the move became imperative because of the dismal
performance of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) since it took over power seven years ago.

The elders, he noted, had nothing more to contribute to the affairs of the country than to take a back seat and offer advices.

“In more advanced climes with enormous resources, it’s the youths that are piloting the affairs and directing the centre stages. We, therefore, urged Nigerian youths to salvage the country from total collapse and destruction.

“It is the youths that have the energy, capacity, capability and cerebral to harness the latent resources of our great country.

“Our major problem in Nigeria is leadership. Our youths should therefore come out and provide the needed leadership and turn the dwindling fortune of our great country around,” Onitiri stressed.

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