Former militant leader of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger-Delta (MEND), Alhaji Mujahideen Asari Dokubo has urged Nigerian youths to step forward and take power from the generation, come 2023.
Dokubo made this statement in agreement with former military dictator, Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida's comments concerning the age bracket of Nigeria's next Commander-in-Chief.
Babangida, during a recent interview with ARISE TV, had listed certain qualities the next president should have.
According to him, the country's next leader must be around 60 years of age.
He also insisted that the next president of Nigeria must have a friend in every region of the country, must be well-versed in economics and be a good politician who can talk to Nigerians, not over them.
Reacting to Babangida's comments via a Facebook video, Dokubo said it is time for the youths to rise because the older generation of political leaders in Nigeria has failed.
The ex-militant blamed the country's woes on bad leadership caused by the older politicians.
Dokubo called on Nigerian youths to unite and pick those who can bring about change in the country.
According to him, the younger generation must step forward and take power.
He noted that power must be taken, not given.
The former MEND leader thanked Babangida for saying the truth.
Check out Dokubo's video here.
Tension has continued to build around the country as the 2023 presidential elections draw closer.
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