Vice President Prof Yemi Osinbajo, has urged young Nigerians to get involved in politics and not expect power to be handed over to them in the 2023 general elections.
According to him, power can never be handed over on a platter, so if youths want to govern they would have to be politically active.
Osinbajo spoke through Babajide Omoworare, the Senior Special Assistant on National Assembly Matters (Senate) to President Muhammadu Buhari, at a two-day retreat for young lawmakers in Lagos on Monday.
The Vice President noted that the Not-Too-Young-To-Run movement would be defeated if the youths fail to contest for elective positions.
He said; “In preparation for 2023 general elections, we must realise that greater participation of our youths should not be mere rhetoric.
“Power is never handed over on a platter. If you don’t bid, you can’t win. We must also register to vote.
“The whole essence is to ensure that youths get involved in the process of democracy and also in the parliamentary process.”