Jonathan Canvasses Youth Participation In Politics

BY UMORU FARUK SALIFU

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has advised Nigerian youths to be active participants in politics, saying politics now determines everything globally.

The former president was speaking on Monday during a visit to a pan-African TOS TV said it was in realisation of this he gave many youth the opportunity to take part in his administration.

Jonathan said with youth in government, it gives them the opportunity to to influence the process of policy making a5 implementation to their ow n opportunity, and by chance take over top leadership roles.

He said election managers must ensure that the ballot and not the judiciary should determine winners of elections in the country.

“Ballot papers should be the basis of selecting political officeholders. If it is the judiciary that should select them then we are not yet there. I am not saying the judiciary is not doing well but our laws should suppress the idea of our judiciary returning candidates.

“The ballots should decide who occupies the councillorship seat up to the presidency; that is democracy,” Jonathan said.

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