A chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), in Kwara, Alhaji Mohammed Ajia-Ibrahim has called on Nigerian youth to be actively involved in politics to safe Nigeria from collapse.
Ajia-Ibrahim, who made the call on Sunday in Ilorin in a release, said the youths should rise up to the challenges of nation-building and governance.
Ajia-Ibrahim said the time has come for the younger generation of Nigerians to take vantage positions in the leading political parties in the country particularly the PDP.
“Youth should take the gauntlet to vie for elective political offices in subsequent politicking especially the 2019 general elections,” the PDP chieftain said.
Ajia-Ibrahim, who is eyeing the House of Representatives seat in Ilorin West, said that if the founding fathers of Nigeria politics can assume leadership positions in their twenties and thirties, Nigerian youth has no excuse to run away from leadership positions.
He added that as a youth himself, he was ready and prepared to offer his service to the nation.
“It is time for Nigerian youth to wake up from their slumber and take up the gauntlet as the future belongs to them as leaders of tomorrow.
The aspirant appealed to the youths to make use of ‘not too young to contest’ slogan and venture into politics with the sole aim to serve and not to loot.
He lamented that the All Progressives Congress (APC) led Federal Government and in Kwara have woefully failed the people.
According to him, the youths were the worst hit in the misgovernment of the APC administration; adding that the government has nothing to offer the youth.
He therefore appealed to the youths to register for their Voter card to enable them exercise their civic responsibility during the 2019 general elections.
“Your PVC is your weapon to vote out inept and bad government out of office in Kwara and Nigeria as a whole.
“I appeal to youths in the state to register and collect their PVC so that collectively, we shall decide our future together come 2019 elections,” Ajia-Ibrahim said.
He vowed to work tirelessly with other PDP members to deliver Ilorin West local government to the party in 2019 elections.
Ajia-Ibrahim called on all PDP members in the state to remain united in order to emerge victorious in 2019 elections.
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