Ochas Okorocha, a senior member of the ruling All Progressives Congress, claims that Nigeria is in a state of flux.
Willful violence and disregard for human rights have decreased under President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.
Mr Okorocha, a senator representing Imo West, stated this at the Nigerian Diaspora Youth Ambassador (NDYA) one-day summit and award recognition program held in Abuja on Thursday.
“You are the very group of people we have been waiting for to correct our mistakes and build the Nigeria of our collective dreams,” the former Imo governor said to Nigerian youths.
“There is a void in Nigeria, and the country is waiting for young people to rewrite its history. If young people can come together and say, “We want to take the presidency no matter what,” they will do so because they have a better chance of succeeding when they work together.”
Mr Okorocha urged the youths to stay focused and take action in the run-up to the election in 2023. The senator urged them not to wait for white-collar jobs as the unemployment rate continues to rise.
“If you want to succeed, you must work together like a lion to take down the elephant known as leadership. “You can achieve anything if you work together, just like the lion who finds strength in numbers,” Mr Okorocha said, preparing them for the presidency in 2023. “Never give up. If you keep working hard, you might be able to win the presidency in 2023.”
Similarly, Senate Chief Whip Orji Kalu, who was represented by his aide Obasi Igbokwe, stated that the national assembly shared the youths’ concerns.
Almustapha Abdulahi, the former president of the Nigerian National Youths Council, also spoke at the event, encouraging youths to be persistent, love one another, and reject things that would cause division among them.