#NotTooYoungToRun: Lawi Urge Youths to Take-Over Mantle of Leadership

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Nigerian youths have been advised not to only think of taking over mantle of leadership in the country but should brace up towards building a viable and formidable structure.
The lawmaker representing Okene l State Constituency in the Kogi State House of Assembly, Hon Lawi AT Ahmed, said the time has ripe for youths to introduce fresh idea to usher in, the real change the country is yearning for.
“It is not enough to say that youths must take over, Nigerian youths must be in charge, do the talking as well as the acting”
Lawi noted that participation in democracy goes beyond politics and extends to some other areas, such as civil rights campaign, Education Rights Movement, Health and Environmental Vanguard, Entrepreneurship, Community Development Groups and many others.
“Politics is just one section; there are more sectors where you as a youth can be more useful and instrumental to national development and democratic advancement in Nigeria,”
The lawmaker who said two key factors necessary for the gaining of political power by the youth and identified the establishment of political structures and providing intermediate political link.
He said: ‘There is need for unity of purpose among youths if the agitation for taking over is taken serious. If youths that constitute about 70% of Nigerians population can build a viable and formidable structure, it won’t take a year to democratically dismantle the old order, build a viable and formidable structure,
“Let me say it here, that the #NotTooYoungtoRun campaign is a step in the right direction and a worthy campaign if youths can come together to push it through. It’s a step in the right direction.
“To push through the democratic culture, youths can take up the challenge of establishing a political link or cord, linking the local population with the youth structures to make real the quest for democratic transition from the old order to the young generation.
“Politics transcends sermonizing and countless speeches and writings on the pages of newspapers as well as agitations in the media.
“Politics is a practical game that starts from making yourself relevant in your streets, units, wards and local governments. It’s about building structures, not talking. Many of us didn’t get to where we are today by mere talking.”
He however enjoined the youths to be prepared for leadership position as responsibility could beckon on them anytime.

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