Hundreds of youths gathered on Saturday in Awka, the capital city of Anambra State to air their opinion on the dangling situation of the state, and to chart a way forward for the emancipation of youths in the State.
The gathering, which was attended by over 15 Youth Volunteer groups and Association was engineered to create an avenue of formal discussion of the polity of the state politics, and ways youths can synergize to ensure that they are no longer used as thugs and hoodlums during elections, only to be dumped after the polls.
The youths agreed that it was high time they threw their weight of support behind another youth, since the elders have grossly lived beyond expectations of the electorate that voted them in. Youths at the event expressed in their different opinions reasons why a youth like Engr. Johnbosco Onunkwo should be urged to contest, being a youth with the wherewithal to stir the required storm that can make a youth emerge winner in the 2017 gubernatorial polls.
Citing their reasons of urging Onunkwo to vie for the governor of the state, the groups said it became necessary to seek for a youth who understands youth, as it would be fair for someone who is pained to speak on behalf of others, as he will clearly highlight the pain of others, and Johnbosco Onunkwo is worthy enough to champion the cause of the youths.
The conference ended with a communiqué where the youths gave Engr. Johnbosco Onunkwo 21days ultimatum to declare his interest to run for the gubernatorial elections or forfeit the support of the youths. The Communiqué was signed by the head of the youth groups.
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