Youths and Christians have been challenged to stand, position themselves and make a difference in the political space in Nigeria.
The charge was made by Pst Chike Ndaguba while sharing his thoughts on Christianity and Governance with members of his congregation, as he noted that it is high time that youths and Christians take the mantle of leadership in the country.
Speaking about political affiliation and how it could impact the emergence of youths in position, Ndaguba noted that “PDP failed Nigerians and because of that, we tried another party that has not been in government. APC has taken over and we discovered they’re not the Messiah that we wanted. This is the situation that the youths need to exploit and provide the viable alternative for us all.”
Ndaguba who stressed that youths need to begin to take cogent actions if the situation must change also decried that “the problem we have with youths is that they’re more engrossed in social media than governance.”
He tasked youths to stop making excuses and to remove any form of limitation or barrier that has been deliberately positioned to edge them out of the political game.
On her part, Yemisi Adelakun believes that there is a need for youths and Christians to participate in politics from the grassroot level, as such would create an advantage for them.
She asked the congregation that “what is the cost of a party membership card? When does your preferred party hold their ward meetings? You do not know because you’re not interested in local politics, but you want to start from the top.
“It is important to win supporters at the grassroots level, it is a bottom-top approach and not the other way round. Once we understand this, we can begin to strategically position ourselves to emerge in office,” she added.