An Enugu youth chief, Comrade Onyeabochukwu Christian has declared that the youths will play a outstanding function in deciding the subsequent Governor of the State in 2023.
Onyeabochukwu, who’s the Coordinator, Enugu Youth Discussion board, EYF, mentioned this in the course of the inauguration of the group in Enugu on Thursday.
He mentioned time had gone when the youths have been merely seen as instruments within the fingers of determined politicians.
He famous that as youths, “it will seem that there isn’t a tomorrow for us. The rationale for this assertion is that Nigeria and even our personal political area seems to be overwhelmed by elite circulation in energy.
“Not minding the dire penalties of an unharnessed youth inhabitants, our leaders appear glad with utilizing the youths as carnon fodders. On our facet, we appear to be snug with the politics of tokenism and lending ourselves in servitude.”
Commenting on the 2023 guber election in Enugu State, the youth chief mentioned “whereas some are fixated on zoning, others are of the opinion that for the reason that three senatorial zones have taken their turns on the governorship, it’s now time for us to determine a reputable individual no matter zone or cultural space to take up the reins of management of this State.
‘Whichever approach this debate goes, you will be relaxation assured that Enugu State youths should have a stake in deciding what occurs.
“The challenges we face in the present day are not any respecter of senatorial or cultural zones. These challenges don’t converse any specific Enugu dialect, nor do they reside in any native authorities, senatorial or cultural zone.
“Whereas our financial system will be mentioned to have witnessed vital progress within the final couple of years, for which we’re grateful to the State Governor, I’m satisfied that we are able to do higher. We should be part of fingers collectively in proffering options to those challenges.”
In a comment on the occasion, Comrade Henry Atigwe of the Nationwide Youth Council of Nigeria urged the youths to all the time take serving politicians to job earlier than renewing their mandates.
“Those that haven’t finished effectively ought to be advised so and dropped, not a state of affairs the place they’ll come throughout election and provides peanuts to the youths and we’ll begin clapping for them, whereas they acquire our future.
“We’re all leaders of in the present day not tomorrow once more,” he declared.
Others inaugurated alongside Onyeabochukwu are Engr. Paul Ogueche, Assistant Coordinator Normal, Ngwu Chukwuebuka, Secretary Normal, Engr. Ignatius Madueke, Coordinator West, Hon. Mba Chukwuemeka, Coordinator North, Agu Johnpaul, Coordinator East, amongst others.