The National Youth Leader African Democratic Congress(ADC), Barr. Maurice Ebam has urged Nigerian Youths to shun apathy towards politics and get ready to make their votes count come June 28, 2023.
The lawyer and pan Africanist said this in his appeal to Nigerian Youths on Saturday in Abuja. He added that no form of protest would salvage the situation the country is in and hence the need to transfer emotions towards getting PVCs ready for 2023.
He decried the use of social media to lend voice on national issues that bother on politics rather that active participation which he said yields to nothing.
He further stressed on the need for youth inclusiveness, pointing out if the population of Nigerian youths would make it the 16th largest country in the world if it constituted a country.
“My fellow Nigerian youths, we should please not overheat the already heated atmosphere, let us transfer our emotions and energies towards getting our Permanent Voters Card come June 28, 2021.
“No form of protest can surmount this one, our vote is our voice. Youths hope we are learning our lessons, let us not have a repeat of what is happening come 2023.We must vote passionately to make sure we do not sell our votes and demand our votes count.
“I tell my fellow youths that there is no polling booth on Twitter or social media. All our rants and wails do not transform to even one vote. As Nigerian youths, we must shun our apathy towards politics. A generational paradigm shift is what we must have. We must join a political party with a good manifesto, register as a card carrying member, vote in elections and contest for elective offices.”
“We need more youth inclusion and participation.Politics is one of the best ways of serving humanity here policies that affect the generality of the people are made.
“If the 98million and counting Nigerian youths were to be a country it would be the 16th most populous nation in the world, bigger than Germany, U.K,Turkey and undoubtedly more.”
Barr. Ebam who hails from Cross River said that youths need passionate individuals with capacity who are willing to solve Nigeria’s problems
He restated that Nigeria is the giant of Africa for a reason and Africa is waiting for Nigeria. He said that while the nation needs the wisdom of elders, it needs the strength of Youth to move Nigeria forward adding that when Nigeria gets it right, Africa would also get it right.
The African Democratic Congress Youth leader urged Nigerians to join forces with the party and liberate Nigeria form bad leadership as the party believes Nigeria would be the world power in no distant time if it is voted into leadership come 2023.
“Youths need persons who are passionate about selfless service, ethical leadership,capacity and integrity.
“We need more youth inclusion and involvement in politics. Problems cannot be solved with the same eye used in creating it. We need passionate vibrant young minds ready to make a change.
“Africa is waiting for Nigeria and we are the giants of Africa for a reason. Once Nigeria gets it right Africa gets it right Nigerian our numbers and diversity must be our strength not our weakness.
“I am a believer of one Nigeria. I am from the South Cross River State,schooled in Enugu University of Nigeria, Nsukka, did my law school in Kano and my NYSC Sokoto State and travel to the West often and I don’t use a visa.
“We need the wisdom of the elders and strength of we youths to create the Nigeria of our dreams.
“In Africa Democratic Congress (ADC) my party believes in youth inclusion in politics, leadership and governance. I am ADC National Youth Leader, the youngest National Youth Leader in Nigeria and Africa like other political parties where their National Youth Leaders are almost fifty years and older.
“On April 17, 2021 more than 50 million Nigerian youths and diaspora in an online poll adopted ADC as the Party for Nigerian youths.
“ADC is not just a political party it is a learning platform and a Pan African movement. We believe Nigeria that in twenty years Nigeria can become a world power. China did it before our own eyes.
There comes a time where we as individuals must rise and dedicate ourselves to greater causes aside notions of selfishness and apathy.
“Nigeria needs young vibrant passionate minds for collaboration that brings innovation,” he said.