A Youths group, First Massive Literati (FML), has perfected arrangement to effect major changes in the nation’s political leadership come 2019 for the citizens to experience good governance and accountability in the scheme of things.
According to the body, formerly known as National Youth Movement, it was determined to create a socialist society built on the principle of equity, justice and sense of belonging.
During its 2017 Economic Summit in Lagos at the weekend, FML’s National President, Comrade James Useghan, said the movement was poised to fostering unity among the youths and building an egalitarian society that could produce purposeful leaders.
He noted the ‘youths as leaders of tomorrow’ aphorism was fast becoming stale, querying when are they going to take charge of political leadership to put the country on the path of growth, progress and development.
However, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, yesterday said the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari was working relentlessly to right the wrongs of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
In a statement, Mohammed cautioned Nigerians against returning the PDP to power in 2019.On the over two years scorecard of the current administration, the minister said the government had made significant progress in the fight against corruption.He said: “The others are the fight against insecurity and the revamping of the economy.”
Meanwhile, growth, progress and development.Useghan argued that the youths, which constitute more than 80 per cent of the nation’s population, cannot become leaders of tomorrow if they don’t take full responsibility and stop mortgaging their freedom for peanuts.
He regretted that the country has been battling 3000 to 4000 megawatts since the 80s.To show their seriousness in reengineering the nation’s leadership recruitment process and stem the drift in all facets of national life, Useghan said FML had concluded plans to ensure that the 40 million young Nigerians yet to pick up their permanent voter’s cards (PVCs) do so and make wise use of their franchise during the next general elections.
The summit was of the consensus that the youths must their country back from the older generation.Highlights of the event were paper presentations by two young men gunning for the nation’s number one job in the next dispensation, Mathias Tsado and Ahmed Buhari, as well as a veteran social commentator and economist, Olufisayo Okunsanya.