Zakaa Lazarus Abuja
The National Secretary of the Nigerian Youth Organization, (NYo) mr. Duke Alamboye kitchener, has advised Nigerian youths to ensure that, their participations in the democracy day celebration should also involved the ability to also collect their PVC to be part of the historic period of producing good political leaders at all levels.
He stated this in a statement made available to Sahel Reporters on Monday in abuja noted that, the Nigeria Youth Organisation NYO and its affiliate bodies will start engagements towards the venture that the youths vote wisely as it has become a dire situation if they get it wrong this time.
He also said that the youth will shun the sentiments of Religion, tribe or political party concentrating instead on the blueprint of the individuals.
The statement reads in parts:
“I want to thank The Almighty God for his steadfastness towards the unity of our dear country despite the challenges we face.
“This day does not only mark the day the military handed over power to an elected civilian government in 1999, marking the beginning of the longest continuous civilian rule since Nigeria’s independence from colonial rule in 1960, but it symbolises hope for everything Nigerian Child born and unborn, hope that the Nigerian youths would participate massively in the coming elections, hope that Nigeria would witness transformational changes that would get the volatile security woes turned around, economic viability, youths employment, agricultural boost among other expedient drives in the next four years.
“The day reminds us again that our destiny is in our hands to collectively build the Nation we all yearn to be part of. A time to articulate the Challenges the country is facing and jointly contribute towards our goal of a safe, viable country.
“It is indeed a day worth celebrating as we reminisce on the debacles our heroes faced in achieving Democracy in Nigeria. And we also use this opportunity to charge Nigerian youths not to despair.
“We thank all who have shown their love of country by working assiduously in their different capacities to uphold the tenets of Democracy in Nigeria.
“It’s been a journey into improving our Democracy as we acknowledge the global dynamics both in Politics, business, education, technology etc. And the race to keep up while also protecting our cultures, traditions and indigenous preferences.
“We commiserate with families of some youths who over the years have senselessly suffered and paid the ultimate price for the Nation they believe in.
“Some of our youths vied and won political Primaries at different levels, I want to implore the youths across the country to pledge support for these young politicians that have the energy and contemporary solutions to Nigeria’s challenges irrespective of their political party.
“As political parties conclude their Primaries and place options for our careful selection, Youth leaders should galvanized for critical accessment of these paraded candidates. Delibrate engagement with all Presidential candidates is important and appropriate to engage one on one to decipher those with the best youth programs and policies.
“The Nigeria Youth Organisation NYO and its affiliate bodies would start engagements towards this venture that would ensure we vote wisely as it has become a dire situation if we get it wrong this time. We would shun the sentiments of Religion, tribe or political party concentrating instead on the blueprint of the individual.
“I urge all my colleagues, state chairman and Zonal vice president of the Nigeria Youth Organisation NYO and its affiliations to fully engage in this historic period to produce good political leaders at all levels.
“Our participations should strictly involve the ability to also get our PVC to vote.
“Once more I wish our nation the best as we transit into a new political era.
Happy Democracy day.
From the Office of the National Secretary.
Comrade Duke Alamboye kitchener.