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Opinion: Why Yemi Osinbajo Advised Nigerian Youth To Join Politics

Nigerian youths have to do more than just remaining in pressure groups just like Nigerian Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo has said. They cannot remain outside politics and expect something significant to change about how and what they feel about their country. Yemi Osinbajo has encouraged the Nigerian youth to join politics. He stated this on Wednesday, 20th of October 2021 in Abuja, at a virtual forum where he communicated with Nigerian Fellows of the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders.

Yemi Osinbajo gave this word of advice on the same day the Nigerian youth came out en masse to remember the people who were reportedly killed at Lekki Toll gate during the EndSars protest that took place last year. Osinbajo mentioned that it is not enough for the Nigerian youth to be among the pressure groups that are only concerned with pressurizing the government to do what they want, he said that the youth should be part of the government itself.

What Osinbajo said made perfect sense

Yemi Osinbajo made perfect sense with his advice. According to him, the government still has a stronger grip on the country than anyone. This is because the government remains the decision maker of the country, regardless of who agrees with its decision.

The youth need to consider joining politics, and become the major decision makers in government. For example, the youth came out yesterday for the EndSars Memorial, but they were almost stopped by the security forces who took their orders from the government. If the government had ordered that the protest should hold, no security operative would do anything yesterday. This is what the youth must understand because being the pressure group cannot really achieve much in a country.

How Youth can join politics

The young can start joining politics by doing these two things. The first thing is to come together in large numbers and create their political party, get it registered with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). This first move can be tasking and requires funds, however, the second thing the youth can do is to join one of the weakest political parties in Nigeria.

Although weak, the large numbers of the youth and the generated funds pumped into such party would see it rise to the top. It is time the Nigerian youth become an integral part of the Nigerian government. Osinbajo made perfect sense with his advice, and the least he youth can do is to take into consideration the importance of the advice.

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