Nigerian youths must influence 2023 elections, says EU

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The European Union has stressed the need for Nigerian youths to influence the outcome of the 2023 elections by participating actively.

Winifred Achu, a representative of EU ambassador to Nigeria, Samuela Isopi, said this on Tuesday at a policy dialogue in Abuja.

The dialogue, with the theme, ‘Youths Perspective for Building and Sustaining a Prosperous Nigeria’, was organised by the Agents for Citizen-driven Transformation, Managing Conflict in Nigeria and Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption Programmes.

Speaking during the event, Achu said Nigerian youths constitute a large number of voters, adding that the much-talked about future is now.

She said, “Now is the time for youths to influence the outcome of the 2023 elections for their benefits and their country at large,” Achu said.

“Today is the tomorrow our leaders have always spoken about, when they say the youths are the future of tomorrow.

“The timing for this dialogue could not have been better, as Nigeria prepares for 2023 general elections. We are at a critical point for young people in Nigeria.”

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