Youths told not to ex­pect power cheap

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - From Haruna Gimba Yaya, Gombe

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.

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