From: Everest Ezihe, Owerri
Ahead of 2019 political dispensations and in view of recent, signing into law, the “Not Too Young To Run” Bill by President Muhammadu Buhari, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Imo State chapter, has called on Nigerian youths to aspire to elective positions using the political party’s platform.
Comrade Williams Ahanonu, the party State Youth Leader, said this in Owerri on Sunday while addressing the press on the party’s position over the signing of the bill into law that Nigerian youths have been long relegated to political obscurity in spite of their enormous contributions to the Socio- economic and political development of the country.
Ahanonu who is popularly known as Aburi, noed that now is the time for Nigeriansyouths to take part in decision making in the country, adding that the new Bill is a wake- up call to the teeming youths for political participation
According to him “Since the inception of the second republic in 1999 resilient, dogged and innovative Nigerian youths, who from all indications, have the necessary wherewithal to perform creditably, if put in positions of trust and responsibility, have been sidelined and made mere observers in our country’s political equation.
“We will not continue to be leaders of an unattainable tomorrow. We have to quit being spectators and become actors and gladiators on Nigeria political landmark, because we are the most affected by bad and inept governance, arising from ill-conceived, anti people programmes and policies of insensitive leaders.
“We no longer have any reason to watch political events from the periphery. Let us now, courageously step forward and be part of actions that decide our fate by seeking elective positions and other mainstream political and leadership positions, on the platform of PDP, the largest and most vibrant political party in Africa” Ahanonu stated.
He assured that PDP is ready to turn around the nation’s battered economy, rehabilitate dilapidated hospitals, industries etc and give back lands and properties that were allegedly unlawfully and forceful appropriated by the APC led government and their further alleged greedy agents to the rightful owners.