Following the celebration of Nigeria’s 58th Independence, the Nigerian Youth Decide (NYD) took to the street across states of the federation on Monday.
In Kwara, the NYD State Chapter Coordinator, Sen. Daniel Ayantoye while speaking with Journalists Ilorin disclosed that the rally was centered on celebrating past heroes who fought to secure independence and also to call on politicians and Nigerians to Stop money induced politics by stopping all forms of vote buying and selling.
“We have sustained our independence for 58 year as a country; there is however need to improve our infrastructure as a country and also ensure the development of youths for a better future”
“We must also honour our past heroes who have laid down their lives for securing the independence and those that has worked hard for our unity. All our security agencies in Nigeria, particularly the Nigerian Army, we salute them for their good work.”
In the same vein, the Gombe State Cordinator, Comr. Abubakar Sulaiman Salihu called on youths not to allow themselves to be used by politicians for selfish purpose.
“All youths have key roles in governance and there is a potential in everyone. Don’t allow yourself to be used by any politicians for selfish purpose.
Similarly, the Bayelsa state coordinator Amb. Amian called on government at all level to place more priority on youth development by providing more jobs and empowerment.
Meanwhile the National Director of NYD, Ambassador Uche Paul in a statement made available to this medium, raised alarm over the low level of youth participation in the party primaries that is been held in some parties across the country.
Paul said political parties have succeeded in ensuring the Not Too Young to Run law is not effective in the 2019 election.
“We want to use this medium to call on all political parties in the country not to use their personal purpose to make the Not too Young to Run law ineffective through the high cost of form which has made it difficult for youths to participate in this coming election. Ofcourse like they planned they have succeeded in making sure that law does not come to play in the 2019 election.
“However we are urging them to reduce the cost of the forms before future elections because we can’t continue like this. Youths can perform if given the opportunity” He added
Imo state was also among the states that took part in the Rally.