By; JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON
Former Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General, Tukur Yusuf Buratai has said that for the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Bola Ahmed Tinubu to emerge victorious the youth of the party have prominent role to play.
The former Amy Chief, however, urged the APC youth to mobilize the electorate enmass ahead of the 2023 general elections.
Speaking on Monday in Abuja at a 2-day All Progressives Youth Summit, Buratai urged them to appreciate the challenges the country is facing and the need to proffer solutions.
He charged the youth to follow the footsteps of the country’s founding fathers who mounted the saddle of leadership at their prime youthful ages and be committed and loyal to the course of the nation.
“The role of youth globally is to see that their country progresses and they also protect their country in various fields. It would be recalled that our great founding fathers of blessed memory, Nnamdi Azikiwe, Tafawa Balewa, Ahmadu Bello and the great Awolowo were in their prime as youth when they took the mantle of leadership of this country and I believe you too can do that. First and foremost, you must pay attention and you must also respect your leaders, you must cultivate the attitude of followership.
“As youth, you must follow your leaders. You must follow and respect and be loyal to the present leadership and it is through that you will learn and be able to at the right time, climb the mantle of leadership of this great country.
” You must also make sure that you get the necessary background in terms of the needs and aspirations of your country and this regard, you must also learn and know our history. It is through that you will appreciate the challenges that this country faces and then you will surely find solution,” he submitted