How Nigerian youths can take over power in 2023 — Yahaya Bello



Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi on Tuesday called on the youth to make conscious efforts at “wrestling” power from the elders in order to assume the mantle of the country’s in 2023.


Bello made the call on Tuesday in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun, at a conference, themed: “Youths Own The Power”, organised by a group known as Afenifere for Collective Transformation (ACT).


Bello, who spoke through the Secretary to the Kogi State Government, Mrs Folasade Ayoade, urged the youth to be more organised for a united front ahead of 2023 polls.


According to him, youths have generally demonstrated non-challant attitude toward assuming the ’s headship and advised them to be courageous and be ready to  wrestle power from the older generation.


Bello also urged the youth to shun passivity and numbness concerning sensitive positions in the country.


“Nigerian youths have for long been indifferent and have not shown serious and strong determination to take over the and have continued to abandon it to the elders who have turned the position to exclusive right.


“Our elders have continued to be at ease during the presidential because the youths seemed to have ceded the position to them,” he said.


The Director-General of ACT, Tolu Ajayi, in his remarks, described Bello as “ a detribalised who could be trusted with powers.”


He expressed the hope that Bello would take the to an enviable heights a chance in 2023. (NAN)