Start mobilising to take Nigeria back in 2023, Peterside urges youths

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“The youths themselves have learnt some lessons from these incidents. You will be most effective when you link your demands with political activism. They should start getting their voter’s cards. Don’t wait for the last one month or two months because then your cards may fail to arrive.

“There is no force more powerful than the youths in Nigeria in terms of voting. They should become politically active and send some messages.

“Based on what happened, I came to the conclusion that the youths should plan to take their country back from 2023. I’m a democrat and I will not encourage anything that will subvert democracy.

“You voted for some people and you have to see it through. Start planning now for the next election. Don’t let anybody tell you it is too early.

“One powerful signal the youths can send is that they won’t support anybody who today is above the age of 60. If you all unite on that, I bet you, all the ambitious people who are below 60 will be struggling to curry favour from you.

“When you send out that signal forcefully, they will obey you.”

Furthermore, Peterside criticised the speech of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Thursday night.

According to him, the President should have made reference to all those who lost their lives and not handpicked cops who died on duty amid the civil unrest of the last few weeks.