The people of Ondo South of Ondo state have a new senatorial candidate and he is not other than the President ofFML (First Massive Litterati) James Useghan. This is coming after a thorough thought and insistence convictions from those that believe in this vibrant young man, who is a firmed believer in a just and egalitarian society.
James Useghan has been on the forefront of politic since his University days as the Faculty of Art’s president at the University of Lagos, Akoka, Yaba. Lagos state. this was when his ambition and the dire need to see to the need of the general population is attend to with just and consistency.
The #NotTooYoungToRule bill has prompt youths all over Nigeria to grab the bull by the horn to be the change they all hope to see. The Buhari led administration has prodded the youths awake and the call for a change has be the cry of Nigerians in and outside the country, this is the same cry that has driven the likes of Fela Durotoye, Ahmed Buhari Kingsley Moghalu, Omoyele Sowore, Ahmed Garba, Eunice Atuejide, and many more to declare their intention to run for the office of the President of Federal Republic of Nigeria.
James Useghan of Sustainable National party (SNP) who officially declared his senatorial ambition on the 18th November 2018 is running against Senator Yele Omogunwa of All Progressive Congress (APC) and Mr Useghan chances are souring higher as the representative of the youths of Ondo South. But the prospective senator said, he is for both the young and the old.
It is a thing of hope to see the enthusiasm and passion the Nigerian youths have taken to the most powerful platform in the world, social media to make their voices heard. James Useghan was quoted saying,
“Every individual has the right to contest and be voted for any given election in the country. In the past, young Nigerians have shied away from this responsibility, leaving it in the hands of the elderly people, who have refused to leave the stage for the younger generation.
In Nigeria, there is an individual, who has been in almost all the past governments over the years and currently, he is a serving minister with the Buhari-led administration.
In developed countries, young people are in position of authority in their various countries they are: Emmanuel Macron (39 years), President of France, 2. Saleh Ali al-Sammad (38 years), President of the Supreme Political Council of Yemen, Emil Dimitriev (38), Acting Prime Minister of the Republic of Macedonia, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck (37 years), Druk Gyapol (King of Bhutan), Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani (36 years), Emir of Qatar, Vanessa D’Ambrosio (29 years), Captain Regent of San Marino. One begins to wonder why Nigeria and other African countries have leaders who are in their 70s or 80s as presidents.”
Recently, the “Not Too Young to Run Bill” was signed by the National Assembly after much protests from youths across the country. The bill which will enable young Nigerians contest for any political office of their choice. James Useghan has joined the league of these newly germinated and courageous young politicians who are unsatisfied with the old ways of doing things that has not yielded satisfactory results,
But can Mr Useghan beat Senator Omogunwa who is the present senator representing the Ondo South and also a representative APC? Does James have the resources and experiences to beat the old dog at this game of politic? These are some of the questions objectively running through the minds of political observers. But only the outcome at the February 2019 elections will tell us.