Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti state has charged Nigerian youths to take the mantle of power, suggesting that any candidate above the age of 60 should not be allowed to become president in 2023.
Blueprint reports that the governor who was represented by his adviser on federal matters, Makinde Araoye spoke at a conference organised by the Nigerian Youth Congress (NYC) in Abuja on Thursday, saying “Nigeria has suffered enough,” and it was time the youths took charge of political positions.
“We have 2022 and 2023 elections around the corner, and in the new dispensations that are coming up, what is our role? Are we going to be blocking the toll gates? Are we going to be burning the national flag?
“Are we going to be tweeting #ENDSARS#; or are we going to grab the mantle of power that we have now to dictate who the next president of Nigeria will be; and who the next governors in Nigeria will be?.
“One thing I can tell you is that we, the Nigerian youths, are not going to allow anyone above the age of 60 years to run for president. Nigerians have suffered enough. Enough is enough. It is not by saying, we have to go into action and we have to mobilise.”
In his remarks, NYC board chairman Yakub Shedam expressed hope that with proper government direction, the youths will curb banditry, a major challenge in the country.