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2023: Why Top Political Parties Aren't Planning To Field Youth As Presidential Candidates

As the country's political climate continues to heat up ahead of the 2023 presidential election, most major political parties are still searching for a good candidate who will run under the banner of their parties to achieve their goals. But so far, the major political parties have continued this practice of undermining the aspirations of young people to become leaders in high positions.

(Nigerian youth. Photo credit: Google.)

Until then, young people continued to show interest in running for president. As a result, they chose to run in smaller parties but failed to achieve their goals due to the lack of popularity of political parties in the country in addition to the lack of support from high-class politicians. The major parties, on the other hand, have chosen to field aged candidates, which has been a major challenge for young people.

Furthermore, the main example of what I have said before is that if we look at the major political parties of the country, we will understand that this country has been separated from the rule of the youth since the time of the military regime. Since the return of power to civilian rule, there has been no president under the age of fifty.


(Atiku and Tinubu. Photo credit: PicsArt.)

The practice is currently ongoing because if we look at the All Progressives Congress (APC), it is alleged that the party is planning to field Bola Ahmed Tinubu as its candidate in 2023, and an investigation revealed that Tinubu is 69 years old, i.e. he has exceeded the youths class. The same thing happens again with the People Democratic Party (PDP) because so far, it is expected that the PDP is to field former vice president, Atiku Abubakar as its candidate and an investigation has revealed that Atiku is 74 years old, which mean he also surpassed Tinubu's age.

What is the fate of youth politics in Nigeria?

Of course, this information should be a great lesson for us young people because in any case, it is not possible as long as we are not in it. After all, research also shows that 80 per cent of voters during the election were young people. Therefore, it is imperative for us young people to stand up as long as we hope to achieve our goals.

What do you think might happen if youth refused to wake up? You can share your different reviews concerning this topic in the comment section below and don't forget to share this article, like, and follow me for more interesting updates at all times.

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