Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday urged youths in the country to join political parties ahead of the 2019 elections to enable them be voted into political offices so that they can effect the change they wanted in governance.
Osinbajo, who was represented by Sen. Babafemi Ojudu, Special Adviser to the President on Political Affairs, made the call at the Emerging Political Leaders Summit in Abuja.
He also said that it was not enough for youths to always complain about bad leaders, but that they should break the status quo by taking the chance to be elected and create the transformation they needed for a change.
“Youths have a challenge in their hands for the future of our country; so, I advice you not to sit down and fold your hands and be lamenting over bad leadership or politicians.
“Get down to business, organise and do something to become elected political youths; after all, Enahoro became a leader in this country at the age of 23 and later moved a motion for the nation’s independence at the age of 27.
“The leaders there today will vacate the place tomorrow so if you the youths don’t start preparing today by getting mentored and learning the ropes, there is no way you will perform very well if the mantle of leadership falls on you tomorrow. So, there is need for you to go in there and participate,’’ he said.