A former aspirant in the 2019 governorship election in Kwara State, Alhaji Mohammed Ajia, has urged youths to unite in their decision to elect the young persons during the 2023 General Elections.
Ajia stated this in Ilorin, Kwara State capital during a press conference to mark the International Youth Day.
The former PDP governorship aspirant said there was the need for the youth to look beyond Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and All Progressives Congress (APC) and elect young leaders during the next General Elections.
According to him, it was time for the nation’s young electorate to work for themselves by obtaining their permanent voters’ card (PVC) and vote during elections.
“Youth must commence the process of curing Nigeria from now on. It starts with our unity of purpose on this mission.
“Our first responsibility is to register as voters and obtain our permanent voters’ card (PVC). It is the most important weapon that we need for the battle ahead of us.
“The youth have the power to retire all the older politicians based on their scorecard since 1999. Their efforts have only brought us insecurity, unemployment, high level of corruption, among others,” he said.
The retired police officer assured that “our commitment and hard work would usher in a president below the age of 50 years in 2023 and a team that would rescue the country from its current state.
“Our collective effort will also ensure that majority of the states in Nigeria will have energetic and resourceful young people as governors from amongst us.
“We must not continue to allow ourselves to be used against our generation. It is time to work for ourselves. If we successfully retire the old ones in 2023, we will resuscitate our nation for all.
“If we build a country where all dreams can come true, there would be no need for agitations for secession. There would be an end to terrorism, Boko Haram, herdsmen, armed robbery, kidnapping and all,” he added.
He, therefore, called on all youth groups across Nigeria in the public and private sectors, entrepreneurs, artisans and from across political parties to key into the new movement to rescue the country and build a new Nigeria.