SEASON OF DEFECTIONS, A WAKE UP CALL FOR THE NIGERIAN YOUTH
There has never been a time when Nigerian youths need to wake up and get more involved in the political process than a time like this. In the past few days, Nigerians have witnessed many of their lawmakers, and politicians move from one party to the other, with the major exodus happening from APC to PDP.
While many of them played the usual sentiments, that they were decamping because of poor implementation of policies, corruptions etc, with their supporters rallying round them and whipping up sentiments in the process. That was until WakeUpAfrica published the expose on the real reasons why most of them were defecting to other parties.
What these recent developments say, is that the so-called defecting politicians are mostly defecting for selfish reasons and not for the good of Nigeria or her citizens. And what does this say to the youths? The Nigerian youth have to take their future in their hands.
Yes we are aware its no tea party when one desires to get involved in the political process, especially in a situation where the ‘oldies’ are not interested in relinquishing power to the younger folks.
The youth have got to rise up, and take it by force because no one is going to offer them leadership on a golden plate. Just like the Australian High Commissioner Amb Paul Liman, said during the #nottooyoungtorun conference “Young people need to get involved in the political process. They need to be interested in public service”. He ended by citing an example, where the youngest House of Representative member in Australia got elected at age 20.
In Nigeria today, we have many young people who are successful in their private-sector-run-businesses, why can’t they get involved and bring their experiences and innovations to public services. And relieve the old politicians who seem to have no other agenda for Nigeria except milking her dry or destabilizing her economically, religiously and politically.
It is high time Nigerian youths rise to the occasion and do what needs to be done, which is resetting this great country on its path to global greatness.
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