The world around us is beginning to witness massive emergence of young political leaders on whose shoulders lies the destiny of their respective nations. They include Vanessa D’Ambrosio of San Marino (29), Kim Jong-un of the Democratic Republic of North Korea (32), Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani of Qatar (35), Jigme Khesar, Namgyel Nangchuck (35) who became the King of Bhusan at the age of 25 in 2006, Emil Dimitriev of Macedonia (38) and of course France’s Emmanuel Macron (39) Jacinda Ardern of New Zealand (37) among others.
In what has become a gradual revolution of the young generation of leaders around the globe, 31 years old wonderkid, Sebastian Kurz is close to moving from being a Foreign Affairs Minister to becoming the youngest elected Prime Minister (Chancellor) in Austrian/European history once the mail-in votes are counted.
On the African continent, we currently have Joseph Kabila (46) of the Democratic Republic of Togo, who became President at the age of 29, Mswati III of Swaziland (49), and the world acclaimed footballer turned politician, Senator George Weah (50) if he wins the re-run on November 7 would represent our youngest crop of leaders.
To recognize the efforts of Nigeria’s young crop of emerging political leaders at various levels who have made appreciable contribution to the Nigerian nation at both State and National level, the Emerging Political Leaders Summit calls for nomination for the maiden EPL Ambassadors, to be unveiled during the Summit on November 22nd 2017.
Note: Only two nominees would be selected from each state of the federation and the FCT.