By Austine Agbo Emmanuel, Kaduna
Southern Kaduna Senatorial Candidate of the Labour Party, Engr. Michael Ayuba Auta, has condemned the struggle for power between youths and the elderly in Nigeria, said the act is appalling and unacceptable.
Dr. Mike Auta lamented over the level of competitiveness between Nigerian Youths and those who have been in the position of leadership for years, during the interfaith sensitization of youth and women inclusion in governance, held in Kaduna at the weekend.
The candidate while reiterating his commitment to a prosperous Nigeria, come 2023 said: “The call for Youths and Women inclusion in governance has not been this loud, forceful and more awareness been created from a group that has recently been neglected.
“In the past, we had the youth occupying political positions and managing them, without so much sweat. For example, Elrufai became an adviser at the presidency at 32, Senator Nenadi Usman, was a commissioner at 26, the late Isaáh Balat, Ali Madaki, also in their twenties, Sen. Makarfi, Ramallan Yero and others, became commissioners in their twenties and thirties respectively.
“Today, we have retired men and women in their 60s and 70s, competing with the Youths for political position, which is totally unacceptable. Therefore, the, “Labour Party”, stands out when it comes to bringing the women and youths, who constitutes about 60% of the voting strength, into political discuss and limelight, thereby, giving them a place at the leadership stage, to help proffer solutions to the major problems and challenges be-deviling our society, region, State and Country.”
He also appreciated the representative of Christian Association of Nigeria, (CAN) and Jama’Atu Nasril Islam (JNI) for coming together and aligning to ‘kick away a combined twenty three years of appalling governance by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), urged them to embrace a paradigm shift, towards a party with the ideology to properly reposition kaduna State and the country, at large.
Also speaking with Journalists shortly after the event, the Labour Party candidate for Chikun/Kajuru Federal Constituency, Hon. Ekene Abubakar Adams, enjoined Nigerians to take advantage of the season to embolden and duly engrave the name, Nigeria on the map of the world.
He added that the right time for youths to seize the opportunity and take the country back from the old politicians is now, tasked them to remain focus to achieve the slogan, “Youths are the leaders of tomorrow.