,..charges youths on active Politicking
Former President Goodluck Jonathan has called on youths advocating his presidential ambition to remain calm and be vigilant on Political permutation gradually unfolding which he said would determine if he would contest for presidency in 2023.
The former president spoke on Friday in Abuja when a teaming youth supporters stormed his office to demand him on presidential ambition.
A spokesman for the group, Mayor Samuel, who is also the convener of the Youth Compatriots of Nigeria said, “We were deceived and brainwashed by those who claimed they could do it in 2015.
“Now, we know better, under Jonathan the minimum wage could buy one or two bags of rice. What do we have today? We are begging President Jonathan to forgive us, we have realized our mistakes, we want him back to complete what he started.
Jonathan in his response advised Nigerian youths to show greater interest in the nation’s political process.
The former President said it was time for youths to take advantage of the Not Too Young To Run Act to participate actively in the electoral process.
He said he was aware that they were “here to ask me to declare
“I cannot declare because some process are still ongoing.
“Yes you are calling me to come and declare for the next election, I cannot tell I’m declaring. The political process is ongoing just watch out. The key role you must play is that Nigeria must get somebody that will carry young people along.”