New Generation Leadership, NGL, says it will continue to support credible and vibrant youths contesting in any political party in any part of Nigeria or any genuine candidate, who have virile developmental programmes for youths, as 2019 elections approach.
This was contained in a statement released by Secretary of the group, Mr Adedayo Adegbayibi while expressing support for the political aspiration of Empire Mates Entertainment, EME Boss, Mr Olubankole Wellington popularly called 'Banky W' and Mr Babatunde Aleshinloye-Williams, known as 'Alesh'.
The youth group, which endorsed Wellington, vying to represent Eti Osa Federal Constituency at National Assembly, Abuja, on the platform of Modern Democratic Party, MDP and Aleshinloye-Williams who is vying to represent Somolu Constituency ll, at Lagos State House of Assembly, on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, advised youths in the country to rise up to take responsibilities as the strenght of the nation.
NGL said "Though it is disheartening to note that the system is skewed against the youth, there is hope in the fact that the youth has great numerical strength that can always sway elections, if they come together as one".
According to the statement, "Youths must come together and support those in their category to be heard and seen in the political space. 2019 elections should not be about political parties, but about personalities who are competent, credible and committed to a new Nigeria that will work for all".
"The beauty of democracy lies in Its natural internal seamless change of government without any let or hindrance, when desired by the electorates, in a free and fair election. And this is what must be encouraged in Nigeria, by calling on youths to participate actively in the electoral process."
NGL also cautioned Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, not to allow destruction of democratic norms and values in Nigeria by compromising the electoral process.
“To avoid anarchy, 2019 elections must be well conducted in a free and fair setting".