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Aspirant Backs IBB’s Call for Youths’ Participation in Politics
More Nigerians have thrown their weight behind the call by former military
President, General Ibrahim Babaginda, that youths should be allowed to take
over governance in Nigeria.
A House of Representatives aspirant under the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun State, Honourable Bolarinwa Oluwole, was the latest to support to the call.
General Babaginda had, on Sunday, said that the old generation has overstayed in the corridor of power and should pave way for the younger ones to steer the ship of the state aright.
The former president was quoted to have said he and other like-minds
proposed as far as back as 1989 the possibility of handing over the
country’s leadership to younger people who have the passion and zeal to
propel it on the path of development and growth but the older generation was recalcitrant then.
Honourable Oluwole, who wants to represent Remo Federal Constituency, made his position during an interview with newsmen in Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital, recently.
He stated that the country may not be at par in the comity of nations in terms of development if the younger generation were relegated to the back door.
He said history has shown that a nation’s development fulcrum progresses
better in the hands of younger generation, which he said, is more
adventurous and full of fresh ideas.
He said, “We cannot say a country will develop without including the youth
in the political affairs.
“It is important to engage youth in the political business of the country”.
Honourable Oluwole however called on state Houses of Assembly to vote yes
to ‘Not Too Young To Run’ bill that will give young people the opportunity
to contribute to national development.