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Youths contest for elective positions in 2023 if you want to assume power- Prof. Osibajo urges.

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The Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo spoke to the Newsmen on Monday and he has challenged young Nigerians to contest for elective positions in the 2023 elections if they truly want to assume power.

He said that the aim of the not-too-young-to-run movement would be defeated if the youth failed to contest for elective positions.

Osinbajo, who spoke through the Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on National Assembly Natters (Senate), Babajide Omoworare, said power is never given on a platter.

Osinbajo said the government had been preparing and equipping the capacity of youths as future leaders, stressing that youths who are ready to hold elective positions in 2023 should join a political party or form new ones.

The Vice President lamented that the turnout of youths during elections had always been low, adding that in other climes, youths volunteer to mobilise people for political participation.

He said the participation of youths in democratic processes would inject fresh ideas and build public interest in governance.

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