By Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta
His Royal Majesty, Oba Dr fakayode Adesina Faluade, Olu of Ibogun Balogun, Owu Kingdom has advised youths to be serious and have a strong force ahead of the 2023 presidential elections if truly they wanted to vote bad governance out of power.
Olu of Ibogun Balogun, Owu Kingdom stated this while fielding questions with our correspondent in his Palace during his 3rd year coronation anniversary held at Ibogun Balogun.
The monarch explained that issues of #ENDSARS have clearly shown that the future of our country is not at stake, as Nigerian youths have come out to fight for injustice, police brutality and corruption’s in our governance at center.
Oba Faluade said, “let me bring it to your notice that, if you are not aware, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced 18th of February, 2023 for the general election, which is just two years and four months from now.
“If Nigerian Youth and other protesters have not woken up to their responsibilities to change Nigeria once and for all for good, I don’t know what they are waiting for.
“It is time to galvanize form a strong united grassroot structures across Nigeria with strong capable dedicated, trustworthy young leaders who can speak to the times, hearing the yearnings of the people and formulate comprehensive solutions to Nigeria’s perennial problems and issues in our land.”
He added that, “it is high time Nigeria Youths rise up and face the reason to develop a comprehensive strategy to make the changes they are demanding for. And you should not wait till last minute like the failed attempts of Sowore, Dorotoye and Moghalu then.
He said that, “In years to come what will you say when asked where were you when Nigerian youths were protesting against the system with #ENDSARS. What steps are you taking to be counted in making a Nigeria better again”.
“Your time is now. We are watching and anticipating the emergence of new generation of leaders. Some can form new political movement others can congregate and takeover the existing parties. It’s a numbers game and we have the number now”.