Ahead of the 2019 general elections, Nigerian youths in the Diaspora have joined the call for a youthful president of Nigeria.
Their stand followed a recent summit in Enugu, where a coalition of South-East youth groups, threw their weight behind one of them, Iheanachor Ezeakor for presidency.
The youths had said at the Enugu summit that those above 50 years should give way for the younger generations to remedy the ugly situations in the country.
Speaking on the developments, Ezeakor, at a media parley in Enugu, said he was humbled by the enthusiasm being shown by Nigerian youths over the 2019 election.
He said, “I want to salute the enthusiasm, the determination of the Nigerian youths to take their destiny in their own hands. I have always said it that this is no longer the time for the youths to sit on the fence and complain.
“I’m happy that we are now experiencing political awakening on the part of the youths both at home and in the Diaspora. They have all keyed into the desire for a young President of Nigeria.
“When I returned to Malaysia recently to do my final clearance with my former school, I was shocked to see Nigerian youths running all over me; they came with the same message, that Nigeria needs a youthful president.
“Like I said before, I’m yet to take a decision on these endorsements, but my joy is that Nigerian youths, scattered across the countries of the world are now very ready to take up the challenges of leadership in Nigeria.”
Ezeakor stressed that “we cannot allow Nigeria to continue in this manner. The youths all over the world are known to be system changers. Our own should not be different.
“It is not enough to sit down and blame government everyday; we cannot just be sitting down, enjoying beer and throwing tantrums on the political leaders.
“We can change the system and the way to go is to take active part in the political process. Go and get your voters’ cards.
“The youth has the highest population and we should make good advantage of it. Every one of us should get his voter’s card and value it as gold, knowing that the government needs our gold more than anything else when the time comes.”
Source- DAILY POST