The New Generation Nigerian Politicians are the freshly germinated young elite with the ray of the sun in their eyes and patriotism straddled in their belts, matching to move Nigeria forward, technologically, economically and democratically. They are what the roar of the people called, “digitized politicians.”
“Because of the way things have been done does not mean it’s cannot be done in another way.” These were the words of Nigerian celebrity author, Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie, this simple statement ultimately implies that a new pattern must be employed to replace the traditional way of doing things since its functionality is simply outdated.
Nigeria has the potential to grow beyond what we know it today but some bad politics and myopic leaders have tampered with its developments and growth. Do we continue to folds our arms and wait for manna from heaven or we can take matters into our hands and till the soil of this land till it germinate harvest that will heal our nation.
The Muhmmadu Buhari’s administration has woken many slumbered Nigerians to a new reality, prodded them up to take the lid off their eyes and realize that the old generation politicians need to go, to give way to the New Generation Nigerian Politicians. The growth of the country has been in dire need since after the Nigeria-Biafra civil war. And the ones who ran the affairs of the country are still very ones plunging the country into deeper depletion. Do we continue to accept these old ways of doing things or we should embrace change and flush the old generation out?
The #NotTooYoungToContest bill has been passed into the Nigerian laws, while this is a brilliant move by the executive arm of the government but it is also a move that has the Nigerian youths with political ambition to step into a new sphere of career.
It is a time to be alive in Nigeria and to be aware of the shift in its political activities, how the youths like never before are romantically interested in the in the affairs of the developments of the country after years of failures from the ruling elites who have been in the forefront of policies making since its independence in October 1st 1960.
Just like in the 60s and 70s when the country was still young and leaving the shore of its colonial masters after its Independence in 1960 where the vibrant, educated and sophisticated men and women of that time climbed the throne of leadership, even in the midst of chaos, it was clear a new dawn was setting for Nigeria but that was the dawn that never came till date.
After years of military rule and slices of democracy in Nigeria, another revolution is on the horizon, it was the NotTooYoungToRule bill that was passed in the Nigerian parliament last year 2018. This bill saw the emergence of slumbered youths waking up with fervent energy and anger in their chest about the many forms of corruptions that has eaten deep into the systems of the country, Nigerian. We have about 91 legitimate and registered political parties and 35 presidential candidates gearing up for the 2019 presidential race and it looks like the youth candidates are the majority in this list.
Below are some of the New Generation Nigerian Politician:
Ahmed Buhari – Sustainable National Party (SNP) 41-year-old Businessman and Information and Communications Technology Consultant based Lagos.
Alistair Soyode – Yes Electorates Solidarity (YES) 56-year-old Founder 1st Ethnic Media Satellite & Television in Europe.
Kingsley Moghalu – Young Progressive Party (YPP) 56-year-old Former CBN Governor
Adetokunbo Olufela Durotoye – Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN) 47-year-old business consultant and leadership expert.
Omoyele Sowore – African Action Congress (AAC) 47-year-old Founder of Saharareporters.
Eunice Atuejide – National Interest Party (NIP) 40-year-old businesswoman and a lawyer
Eniola Ojajuni – Alliance for Democracy (AD) 41-year-old
Funmilayo Adesanya-Davies – Mass Action Joint Alliance (MAJA) 56-year-old educational consultant
Chike Ukaegbu – Advanced Allied Party (AAP) A 35-year-old entrepreneur.
Usman Ibrahim Alhaji – National Rescue Movement (NRM) A 48 year old Librarian and information scientist
Moses Shipi – All Blending Party (ABP) 39-year-old Nigerian Businessman
These young and energetic Nigerians are ready to pledge their lives to see that Nigeria moves forward to its full potential. In the history of the country, this is the of the moments where the affairs of the nation are critically analysed and Nigerian are fed up with poor governance and political infrastructure. But the questions on the lips of every Nigerians are these, are the New Generation ready for leadership? Do they have the finance to sponsor their campaigns? Are the ruling elites ready to step down from the throne? Tell us what you think?