An advocacy group, Advocacy for Better Leadership and Sustainable Rural Development Initiative (ABLE) has called for youth oriented transformational leadership in 2023 general election with special emphasis on the office of the president.
It also strongly advocated Osinbajo/Malami joint ticket, a process that will see the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo emerging the president with the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami becoming Vice president in 2023.
In a statement released in Abuja Thursday and signed by its leader, Hon. Destiny Madu Uche, it noted Nigeria is at a defining moment and it is necessary for all tendencies in the Nigeria Political Spectrum to be yielded space to self actualize within the same political space.
It stated the institutions and processes of government must be so situated as to give all Nigerians the sense and the reality of participation in governance to effectuate into an inclusive reengineered polity.
The group called on the government and the security apparatuses of the Nigerian state to stretch their imagination and reach out to all, in order to mainstream those who feel-alienated, eventuating into secessionist agitations into the policy formulation and decision making process.
“The long and short of it all is for all genuinely motivated progressive Nigerians to collaborate on a multilateral basis for the ideas and aspirations that shall translate into a Youth-Oriented transformational Leadership in 2023 to lead Nigeria into the second half of the 21st century.
“Beginning with the founding fathers of the Nigerian state to all the leaders in the present democratic dispensation, we did a shortlist of credible, tested and proven leaders on the basis of empirical variables from whence, we finally settled on His Excellency Vice-President Yemi Osibanjo as Presidential Candidate and Attorney General and Minister of Justice of the Federation, Abubakar Mallami as Vice Presidential Candidate in 2023”.
“In the light of the forgone, our pan-Nigeria (NGO), Advocacy for Better Leadership and Sustainable Rural Development Initiative (ABLE), an umbrella of community based associations and grassroots oriented institutions with impeccable civil society credentials of visionary focused youth, after very extensive and intensive deliberations, did a class analysis of the Nigerian existing political situation and took a principled stand on the envisaged apex political leadership for Nigeria in 2023” he noted.