Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the former governor of Lagos State and a presidential candidate, has urged Nigerian youngsters to acquire their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) and refrain from whining on social media.
This was said by the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) during a political event held at the Mobalaji Johnson Arena in Onikan, Lagos, on Saturday.
Tinubu urged young people to quit whining about the country’s problems and instead fight to create the Nigeria of their dreams.
According to the APC leader, the next election provides another opportunity for youngsters to pick a new leader who would open up endless options and possibilities.
He said: “I am here, not for myself, but for you and our collective future which our youths represent. We feel your anger whenever you are angry; I will never blame you for that. The promises of the past have not done enough to help you build a future from the onset.
“But, I disagree with the excuses that we cannot help it; we can help it. All you need is courage, determination and perseverance. You must develop a can-do attitude; you must have the grit and determination to change the story of poverty and banditry.”
The presidential hopeful also asked the youths to support his ambition of becoming the next president in 2023, promising to work for them.
He added: “We cannot continue the lamentation of the past. We have to brace up for a new Nigeria. You have to be ready for the task ahead. If you have no voter card, go and get it. If you have it, go for a revalidation of your card.
“You cannot be part of 1.4 billion youths using Instagram and have no PVC to vote. The youths are the reason why I am here to contest. I want to be president for you all; commit yourselves to this project and drive me there.
“All we have to do is to build a united Nigeria. When we started in Lagos, we used to pick up dead bodies on the streets. Today, Lagos is one of the most progressive States.
“We can build a new Nigeria, where prosperity will not be isolated and limited to the family of the poor. A united Nigeria is our dream, a free Nigeria is our commitment and a violence-free Nigeria is what we promise we will hand over to you.”
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