The National Association of Nigeria Students (NANS) has urged youths to wake up from their political slumber and get ready to elect youth-oriented and youth-focused leadership in the 2023 general elections.
The students’ group also called all youths to get their Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs).
This is contained in a statement issued on Thursday by NANS Zone F (South-East) coordinator Moses Ibeabuchi.
Mr Ibeabuchi said the aggregate voting right of the youths through the PVC remained the power and right they have in their resolve to change the country for good.
He noted that Nigerian students had been at home for three months and counting all in the name of ASUU strike.
The NANS leader noted that political leaders were only concerned about their political interest in the next election and not in students.
“This is our reality, a sad and unimaginable one. Fellow Nigerian youths and students have another opportunity to elect a new leader who shall steer our affairs as a people beckons,” stated the NANS coordinator. “As we all know 2023 is by the corner and an important year for all Nigerians. The year in which our desires for a paradigm shift from the retrogressive status quo we have found ourselves in, for a couple of dispensations now, to a new Nigeria full of unlimited possibilities and hope.”
He added, “Dear Nigerian youths and students, it is in this realisation and the reality that stares at us that I write to advise and as well plead with each of you to wake up from your sleep and slumber, and do what is right.”
He advised young Nigerians to get their PVCs and participate actively in the 2023 general elections.
“The election is apparently by the corner, and it is in our hands to make the difference and choose a leader who we truly believe would change the course of things and reposition our country Nigeria for good,” he said.