Youths told not to expect power cheap
A gubernatorial hopeful under the APC in Gombe State, Alhaji Abubakar Habu Mu’azu, has lauded the passage of the Not Too Young To Run Bill by the National Assembly.
Speaking after a stakeholders meeting with party executives from Kaltungo and Shongom local government areas, Mu’azu cautioned the youth not to expect the older generation to relinquish power to them on a platter of gold.
While commending the National Assembly for the passage of the bill that reduced the age for contesting elective positions in the country, Mu’azu called on younger generation to peacefully use democratic means for such positions instead of waiting endlessly for power to be handed over to them.
“The passage of the bill is a very good development and I hope and pray the younger ones will come out and aspire. However, they should put it at the back of their mind that nobody will take the mantle of leadership and give it to them on a platter of gold. You have to work and fight for it in order to get it,” he advised.
Mu’azu added that most of the first republic leaders were below 50 years of age and performed creditably well. “I think if the younger ones are given the chance to rule today, we are going to have a very responsible generation,” he said.
The gubernatorial hopeful, who met the APC leaders from the two local government areas in Gombe South, also cautioned the electorate against selling their votes to politicians during elections.