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UNIBEN don urges youths to enbrace politics

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A lecturer from the Department of Political Science, University of Benin, Dr Charles Eghweree, has urged Nigerian youths to take part in politics as they cannot afford to become onlookers while vital decisions that will affect their future are being made.

He stated this on Thursday while delivering his keynote address at an event put together by Frame Democracy for students of Political Science, at the University of Benin.

Eghweree, who is the Head of the Department of Political Science, said that students’ refusal to participate in politics at every level, allows unqualified persons to get to positions of leadership in the country.

He said, “I have to urge the youths to take part in politics as failure to do so will allow unqualified people to assume leadership positions. They should not become onlookers in an endeavour they need to be actively involved in.

“For the youths to take their rightful place in the scheme of things and put the country on the right footing, they must ignite and develop their interest in politics,” he added.

He said Chief Anthony Enahoro, Nnamdi Azikiwe and other Nigerian nationalists were youths when they made their marks in the nation’s politics, encouraging the youths to correct the present political imbalance in the country.

Noting that politicians have succeeded in using poverty as a weapon against the masses, he said that people can redeem the situation by registering a political party of their choice and getting their followers.

Earlier, the Project Manager of Frame Democracy, Jafar Mahmud, said that Nigeria, though a democratic nation, still has traces of authoritarianism, which must be corrected.

He said that the organization decided to focus on political science students to help drive the process of educating and sensitizing the youths to be politically inclined with the view of correcting the mistakes of the past leaders, noting that the future of the country rests on their (youths) shoulders.

Two of the students, Oshoke David and Okolie Isabella, thanked the organizers of the event for coming up with the programme, which they said, has spurred their interest in politics.

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