Nigerian Youths Have 70% Voting Rights; Why Don’t We Have A Young President?–Dino Melaye

By Ikenga Chronicles November 16, 2016

Nigerian Youths Have 70% Voting Rights; Why Don’t We Have A Young President?–Dino Melaye

Senator Dino Melaye of Kogi State has urged Nigerian youths to step up and take power, if they desire to be in charge.The senator made this known during a sit down with Punch newspapers.

According to him;

“Power is never served as a buffet.To attain power, you must struggle for it. The youths of this country will not get power on a platter of gold. So they must come out of their cocoons and begin to make sacrifices in search for power.”

Most Nigerian youths have continued to lament that their position as the “leaders of tomorrow” has been denied them by the older generation’s firm stranglehold on power. With the coming to power of President Muhammadu Buhari, a man who is above 70years of age, and his appointment of such old people as Lai Mohammed and Audu Ogbeh into his cabinet,the Nigerian corridors of power continue to be flooded by old people.

Dino Melaye has now said that the fault lies with the youths as they needed to have shown more interest and be more resolute;

“The youths of this country must be resolute. They should be interested in how they are being governed and they must be interested in policy formulation and implementation. They must be interested in their political and economic environment. That is the only way they can capture power because power is not given; power is taken. The youths of this country must show capacity and interest in every facet of our national life and they must also make sure that they react to the environment. Power ultimately belongs to God. But when man wants it, man must labour for it because he that refuses to labour should not eat.”

Sentor Melaye concluded by saying that with the electoral strength of Nigerian youths, if they genuinely want to be in charge, then they can be;

“The youths of this country are about 65 per cent of our population and have about 70 per cent of the voting rights in this country. The youths have the strength, the energy, the dynamism, the intellectual prowess and more important the population to capture power.”

To become leaders of tomorrow then, Nigerians youths need to use their strength, and take power for themselves.

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