Bello Bala Shagari, the grandson of Nigeria’s first president, Shehu Shagari has advised the Nigerian youths to focus more on voting in the right leaders during election than engaging in protests, IgbereTV reports.
He wrote on his Facebook page;
“A lot of the young people who identify with the#EndSARS protest are doing so because it has become fashionable. It has become a thing of show off; that everyone is now an activist. Whereas most of them have little understanding of the socio-political system.
However, my advise has always been that we should not focus too much in protests when we can do better by mobilizing young peoples votes to achieve a change in the entire political system, or to change our present realities, or at least to be in charge of them.
We must adopt a more progressive and strategic approach rather than the usual disruptive one which hasn’t yielded any meaningful results. You can’t be doing the same thing and expect a different result.
Use the same energy and reinforce it into a political power at the polls.”