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Nigerian Youths Are Only Scheming To Become Personal Assistants – Sowore

The presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) in the 2023 election Omoyele Sowore has blasted the attitude of young Nigerians to politics saying ” I have not seen that clear aspiration on the part of our young people to become leaders”.

Sowore stated this during his appearance on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Tuesday, stressing that Nigerian youths are only showing interest in being Personal Assistants to the President and governors.

His comment follows the swearing-in of 44-year-old Bassirou Diomaye Faye as the Senegalese president in Dakar on Tuesday.

According to Sowore Nigerian youths are only scheming to become personal assistants to governors and other leaders.

“Our young people are concerned with doing what I call tag-along. They are more interested in becoming special assistants to governors or senators.

“I have not seen that clear aspiration on the part of our young people to become leaders.”

He, however, urged them to become more daring in politics in order to replicate the new dispensation in Senegal.

The activist said, “You cannot be young, mission-driven, and a visionary and go and hide your bushel under some of these old people who have no idea of how to even operate a phone.

“Youthfulness is also important in the sense that you need leaders that are alert and capable and responsive and do not have to spend half of the time in the hospital,” he said.

Recall that  former President Muhammadu Buhari signed the Not Too Young Bill, which provides for the youths to vie for the presidency and other positions. But Sowore has argued that the youths need to “take power” and not wait for any law to make that happen.

“You take power. Nobody should give power to you by any constitutional amendment or law,” he stated.

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