Governor Yahaya Bello has called on youths to look for a younger Nigerian president since older people like President Muhammadu Buhari and Bola Tinubu, the National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress, have failed the country.
Mr Bello, born June 18, 1975, fancies himself as a potential leader of the most populous black country.
“The older generations have failed us,” said Mr Bello and, it is time for them to give room for the younger generation to take over the helm of leadership to make it right.”
Emphasising his point, the Kogi governor added, “The responsibility lies on you as youths to take this into your own hands to fix the future of this country.
“You have called on me to lead you as the president and, I will heed to your call when the time comes. You must make your voices crystal clear.”
Mr Bello made the call on Wednesday in Lokoja when he broke his Ramadan fast with some youths and the representatives of various student unions in the state.
The governor, an advocate of youth leadership, urged them to take their future into their hands and, according to him, leverage the opportunities provided by Mr Buhari.
He noted that Mr Buhari’s signing of the ‘Not Too Young To Run’ bill into law allowed youths to vie for political positions of their choice.
However, he advised the youth not to allow themselves to be used as tools to perpetrate violence or crimes.
“You should not avail yourselves to be used as tools to perpetrate any form of violence or crimes because the future of this country lies in your hands,” Mr Bello stated.
News Agency of Nigeria