Charles “Charly Boy” Oputa on Thursday advised constant vigilance over the passage of the Not Too Young To Run bill.
According to the Founder of the “Our Mumu Don Do”, a pressure group, citizens should not celebrate the passage without making sure it is just not a means to open the door for the offsprings of the political elite to run for and gain political offices.
As a counter to this, he implored the young to register and “become part of the process”.
He said the 2019 elections are almost here and young people should make their mind up about how they want to affect it and let it affect them.
Oputa, the self-styled Area Father, said this in Makurdi during a sensitisation walk on the changes desired and the role of the young in that process.Ace music star and activist, Charles Oputa, famously known as Charly Boy, has said young people will have choices to make in 2019 general elections.
We want to know in 2019 that the youths have choices to make. In 2019, young people can get a Nigerian who can effectively lead the country. Our campaign seeks to bring forth paradigm shift.
Since independence, we have been plagued with false promises. We have had past leaders saying that the future belongs to the youths but they (leaders) have occupied the space.
I’m a baby of the early 50s, it is my generation and the generation before me that are responsible for this rot: creating an environment not suitable for young people to grow. I apologise on behalf of my generation. But the young people have to organise and take back their stolen future.