Youth leaders at the grassroots have started mobilizing their peers to vote for credible leaders in
the upcoming 2015 elections.

This is clearly not about the elections alone, but to ensure that the Nigerian youths are rightly
empowered after electing government leaders.

Some young Nigerians recently stormed the street of Lagos under the platform of a youth pressure
group called Advocate for Collective Transformation.
They carried placards and fliers shouting, “bad leaders are worse than Ebola”. The march, which
started from the University of Lagos ended at Yaba
bus stop, in Lagos Nigeria.

The season of uprising and youth standing for their right appears to be a norm. But not a passive norm.
The youths have demands.

“We are asking fellow youths to participate positively in the election process, because that is
the only way for Nigeria to be liberated” says Tayo Fashogbon the National President of ACT who is also championing the youth rally.

“When I was a child they told me I am the leader of tomorrow and now that I am an adult and they are
still telling me I am the leader of tomorrow. That lie is no longer accepted… that is why we are telling the youth not to be used by the bad leaders to perpetrate any evil act.” He said.

One of the leader of the rally who was mobilizing the youth at the frontline, Comrade Ajayi Isaac
Ifetoluwa, in his remark said, “the future of our youths is in jeopardy, unemployment is the problem, who will give us jobs, who will give us
money, they keep it in their houses. And we are tired of this saga of bad leaders. Its time to act.”

Adekunle Adepoju, a youth who came from Ibadan to support the rally is with the notion that “Nigerians are tired at this point. APC or PDP, they are all the
same, all of them are the same.”

Adepoju stated, “We want people to register and vote, we do not care about any political party, we know all of them. We are telling the Nigerian youth to vote in one voice.”

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One thing which I have come to realize is that Nigerian youths are good at talking about the Government,good at pointing fingers staying at the comfort of their zone and yet they do nothing. We are eager to curse and say negative words about our leaders. We even go to the extreme in following the opposing political parties to criticize the Government,the youths are being bought by words of what is not seen.

If you look at it,do you think there is any difference between the political parties? Or do you feel anything has change with the way majority of us run our mouth? Come to think of it who are this leaders we accuse? Who are this politician we curse?

Everything can not change if the youth keep following people with propaganda,this politicians are trained to talk politics,they are trained to defend and accuse each other. And the citizens tend not to know all this things,because you are told what you want to hear.

Lets try to get this straight, majority of this media organizations are owned and controlled by top political parties,and the stories you hear are about one tackling another,just verify by following the stories of this political media house and yet you find it hard to despise and reject the lies you are being fed with.This is your country and why would you watch some people come to destroy your home land.

The youth will not get the chance in Government until they stand up that they want to be in Government,because the old people in Government are not ready to leave for the young ones to come to Government.The top is too sweet for them to come down and the youth have to know that they must stand up and go get their right.

Nelson Mandela has always cry for equality,but Africans seem to have this ego of discrimination; the haves and have not, women and men, old men giving no room for the younger generations.This discrimination thing has always been a problem,but this is the time the youth should demand for equal representation in Government,a sixty years old man calling himself the youth minister.

Nigeria has a population of about one hundred and sixty million and atleast the youth are above hundred million,so tell me,should the youth not be in Government? You should stop talking about the Government,youth need to start demanding for a place in Government.

It will be hard for the youth to be in Government if youth are not ready to stand and request for a place,the system need to be restructured and the land need new blood of leaders,the era of this old men is gone,they are buying time and stealing our money,but youth have to let them know that their time is up.