Ahead of the 2023 general elections, public affairs analyst, Patrick Osatohanmwen PhD, has encouraged youths to actively participate in politics so as to bridge the generation gap that exists in the political positions.
Osatohanmwen stated this on Tuesday at the third edition of the Corruption Tori Follow Us Fight Corruption webinar series on “Minimizing corruption in the 2023 Elections: The role of the youths”.
According to him, everybody bears the brunt of bad leadership irrespective of tribe, ethnicity or religion. While stating that the consequence of bad governance is nonpartisan by the youth.
The keynote speaker lamented how the youth did not maintain their stand in politics, which paved way for the older generation to still be in power and created a generation gap that cannot address the need of the younger generation.
Speaking at the webinar, Osatohanmwen called on the youths to participate and be fully involved in politics by voting for credible leaders to represent the masses in various offices, come 2023.
According to Osatohanmwen, for a demographic setting like Nigeria with over 200 million population, youth have the right to participate in politics, either to vote or to be voted for. He urged the youth to use the opportunity in 2023 to participate actively.
“Politics has an impact on economies, economies also have an impact on the social life of the people, the social life of the people helps in the cultural evolution of the society” he said.
The webinar had in attendance Public affairs analysts, Politicians, Journalists, Young active youths, NGOS, amongst others.
CorruptionTori is a program that educates ordinary Nigerians on the consequences of corruption and ways to fight it. It is supported by MacArthur Foundation and produced by SignatureTV.
The Fourth Edition of the Follow Us Fight Corruption webinar series comes up in August 2022.