On Wednesday, the New Nigeria Movement NN19 led by Moses Siloko Siasia, met with the President of the Senate, Senator Abubakar Bukola Saraki at his residence in Abuja to discuss issues relating to the nation’s current leadership selection model and challenges around political inclusion.
While addressing the group, the senate president stated that youths constitute over sixty percent of voting population therefore should not be interested in voting alone but should show enough desire to stand for elective positions without any fears or doubts.
Moses Siasia while addressing the press, expressed confidence that there will be a level playing ground for young Nigerians saying “all efforts must now be focused on building a new country that will benefit the future generations. As a group, our effort brought some positive results with the recent passing into law of not-too-young-to-run bill. We thank the senate president for pushing through that bill and not allowing it to die. We believe in the political system and we call on INEC to remain focused on credible elections come 2019. We are confident that young people of Nigeria will regain their voice soon”
Siasia further stated that the NN19 will support a candidate in the forthcoming general elections in 2019 that understands how to put systems in place to curb corrupt practices and most importantly a younger person that places value on human lives, saying “there is nowhere in the world where fighting corruption is a cardinal part of governance; it is a pity that fighting corruption is more important that human life’s”.