Ahead of the 2023 general elections, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Head of new media and a leading aspirant for the Edo State House of Assembly, Barr. Anthony Ehilebo, has urged Nigerian youths to emulate grassroots politics.
Ehilebo said this while speaking with journalists on the sideline of his meeting with the party’s delegates in Edo state recently.
According to him, with the knowledge of politics at the grassroots, political transformation can be attained even at the national level.
He said politics amounts to nothing without reaching out to the real people at the grassroots.
“Yes, I have returned home because politics amounts to nothing if you are not in touch with the real people at the grassroots.
“lf 50 percent of our politicians realize that politics should actually be about the ordinary people, then things will change.
“The problem we are having is that many of our politicians would rather run to the national level to start politics. No, that’s wrong,” he said.
While appealing to delegates to assess aspirants based on their experience, Ehilebo said: “The crux of it is that I have realized that having garnered a little experience at the national level in terms of policy formulation, the actual politicking demands that I return to my state to put those experiences to play and see how we can affect the lives of ordinary Edo people.”