Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state has said that 2019 election cannot be won on social media, advising Nigerian youths to participate in political process.
El-Rufai tasked youths to be involved in the ongoing political process in order to ultimately take over political power from the current leadership if they are serious about it.
The governor also blamed the elites for the challenges confronting Nigerians because of what he described as craze for “elites’ entitlements and selfish interests”.
“The Nigerian elite is corrupt, selfish, self centred and largely divided, like I said there is need for consensus of the Nigerian elite”, the governor said.
He further called on Nigerians to hold the elites responsible for the underdevelopment and lack of progress in many states.
“Citizens should put pressure on state and local government to deliver on good governance rather than looking up to the centre for everything.
“Youths should be involved in the ongoing political process in order to ultimately take over political power from the current leadership if they are serious about it.
“This is imperative because no election can be won on twitter,facebook or any social media as the elders currently in power will not handover power to the youths for the sake of it,they have to work for it,” El-Rufai stressed.