Former governor of Lagos State, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu has called on Nigerian youths not to go ahead and form a new party with a view to wrest power from the older generation but that they should come and join the All Progressive Congress party, (APC). Tinubu who spoke in reply to Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Mr. Sanusi Lamido Sanusi who had called on Nigerian youths to form their own party said he disagreed totally with the CBN governor.
“This is politics. If only to merge, some people are already forging name, attempting to prevent registration of APC, you can imagine what you will go through, come and join us. With a wife like this, is politics not sexy? on our side, join us, it is sexy here… There is no one as fortified as we are, we have a labour unionist who protested against me before here, he forced me to pay salaries that I did not have as a governor but he got there too, he is almost leading a protest against himself and he is performing. You cannot find a more diversified and dynamic group thinking for the entity called Nigeria than our group. Don’t form a new one, come and join us”, Tinubu said.
The former governor said there is no correlation between age and performance neither is there any correlation between degrees and political performance adding that what is needed is strong determination to perform, perseverance, courage and boldness.
Tinubu who spoke at a colloquium to mark his 61st birthday acknowledged that the youths have sharp vision as enunciated by the various speakers adding that they needed to join the movement for change through continued interrogation of leaders, stressing however the mortars of military adventures will have no effect on the masses.
“If you don’t break the egg, you cannot make an omelette; if we continue to lament and remain in lamentation mode and not challenge the audacity of miss-governance, then you have no excuse. If we fail to register and you are not there to protect the vote, you live with the kind of government you vote in there”, he warned.