Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has asked Nigerian youths to take over political power from old politicians during the 2023 elections.
Bello stated this on Tuesday in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun state, at a conference themed: ‘Youths Own The Power’. The conference was organised by a group known as Afenifere for Collective Transformation (ACT).
The governor, who was represented by the Secretary to the Kogi State Government, Folasade Ayoade, noted that Nigerian youths have not shown a strong desire to take over power in 2023.
Bello urged the youths to be more organised for a united front ahead of 2023 and not to be indifferent on issues concerning sensitive leadership positions in the country.
He said: “Nigerian youths have for long been indifferent and have not shown serious and strong determination to take over the presidency 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 polls because the youths seemed to have ceded the position to them.”
Tolu Ajayi, director-general of ACT, in his remarks, described Bello as “a detribalised Nigerian youth who could be trusted with powers”.