The Nigerian youths have been admonished to charge and drive old politicians away from the scene ahead of the 2019 elections. Dino Melaye, who represents APC, Kogi West in the Senate said weekend, that it was high time those he termed old cargoes were chased out of the political scene.
According to Melaye, if the youths must weed out the old politicians successfully, it has become imperative for them to come out and participate fully in politics and take their rightful positions up to the leadership level.
Speaking to the youths, weekend, in Abuja at a dinner and lecture organised by the Nigerian Youths Parliament, Melaye, noted that there was no way someone in his 70s can still be in a leadership position in the Nigerian polity if the youths are effectively involved and in charge.
He said that youths constitute over 60 percent of the electoral votes that can be used by them to determine who emerges as leader in the country at whatever level. Melaye, who asked the youths to stop wasting their energy on non- productive ventures, advised them to engage in politics, economics and social activities by harnessing their potentials effectively.
Melaye representing the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, at the event, assured the youths that nobody can take away their enormous potentials from them if channelled in the right directions, adding, “You must picture the future you want to feature in. You need to develop your capacity. There is no way someone in his 70s can still be in a leadership position in the Nigerian polity if you the youths are effectively involved and in charge.”