By Adewale Owoade
Nigerian Youths have been urged not to shy away from politics but rather embrace it for positive contributions and betterment of their immediate society and nation at large.
Dr Saheed Adetumbi, keynote speaker at the Southwest PDP Youth Stakeholders Colloquium with the theme: “Importance of Youth Participation in Emerging Political Progress” said Nigeria’s politics needs youths.
“The hallmark of the lecture is an awareness for youths to wake up to their responsibility; much is expected of them than what they are able to offer presently.
“During the EndSARS Protest, we saw what they could do in unison, so we are charging them.
“They should participate better in politics, they can’t shy away from it; politics surrounds everything about their lives and career; everything that has to do with them revolves round politics.
“Why would they shy away from being politicians; they should be proud ones, a politician with dignity, a politician with pride, a politician with sanity.
“Politician that is ready to contribute positively, not the one that is after the money or the ego of the office, but one that is ready to actually deliver and serve the society,” Adetumbi said.
The Chairman, Southwest PDP Youth Wing, Seyi Bamidele, said the purpose of the colloquium was to familiarise with the leadership of the party’s youth wing at all levels in the region.
He said the colloquium would also enable the party and its youths to strategise on how to achieve landslide victory in the 2023 General Election.
“The purpose of this colloquium is to synergise youths of the party at all levels and also to let them see why they all need to get involved at different levels,” Bamidele stated.
Also speaking, PDP Youth Leader, ?y? State Chapter, Michael Ogunsina, said Gov. Seyi Makinde, being the leader of the party in the southwest region, was fully in support of the party’s presidential flagbearer, Atiku Abubakar to emerge winner in the 2023 General Election.
“Oyo State is a PDP state and PDP candidate for 2023 election is Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, Gov. Seyi Makinde is solidly behind the PDP Presidential Candidate,” Ogunsina said.
The event had in attendance the Commissioner for Youths and Sports, Seun Fakorede and youths across the Southwest, among others. (NAN)/ Flowerbudnews