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    2023 ELECTIONS: Don’t Be Used As Tools Of Division, Destruction – NYCN Warns Youths

    ByHyacinth Chinweuba

    Oct 23, 2022

    …Politicians must drive issue-based campaign rather than throwing tantrums

    The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), has warned Nigeria Youths not to allow politicians to mortgage their future with fake promises, little token and hard drugs.

    The Anambra State Chairman of NYCN, Comrade Emeka Obi, stated this during the occasion of the first Maiden Youth Summit and Award Presentation ceremony, organized by Awka North/South Youth Vanguard, held at Retreat Center Nodu Okpuno Awka, over the weekend.

    He appealed to Youths irrespective of tribe, ethnic and religion affiliation, not to allow themselves to be used as vehicles or tools of division and destruction during and after the 2023 general election.

    Comrade Obi, called on all political actors, especially candidates to eschew unguarded utterances capable of threatening the little peace being enjoyed in the country ahead of the 2023 general election.

    “Politicians must drive issue-based campaign rather than throwing tantrums capable of jeopardizing the little peace process that is currently been enjoyed amongst Nigerians.

    “We can make very bold statements that will change the trajectory of this country without resorting to violence and that can only be through the power of our votes,” he said.

    She maintained that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) must be seen to be truly independent in the discharge of its constitutional mandates devoid of any external pressure, stressing the need for an inclusion of all strata of the society in the governance process in the country with particular focus on women, youth and people living with disabilities.

    On his address, the National Chairman of Awka North/South Youth Vanguard, Honourable Ekene Anthony, described the Summit as important to all Nigeria Youths.

    He said one of the core mandate of the youths who constitute the highest voting population of 70 percent was for them to contribute meaningful to the development of the country.

    “Government at all levels must prioritize youth inclusion in implanting their programs.

    According to him, the Awka North and South Vanguard was born out of the curiosity by concerned youths who have come together and take it upon themselves to gather together youths of our Constituency and to profound a realizable solution to the constant youthful menace and nuisance in our immediate society.

    “This Vanguard stands to give hope, dream and future to many of our own who feels that all hopes are lost, who think that dreams are realizable and to restore the glory of our brethrens who have resorted to the street.

    “In pursuit of the above, this Youths Vanguard is primarily concerned with youth re-orientation, capacity building and enhancement through workshops, seminars and summits aimed in promoting good governance and pursuing the over all development of our Constituency, Awka North/South Council Areas, Anambra State and the entire Nigeria.

    “In line with our objectives, we have proposed having a modern skill acquisition and empowerment center where every youth should be trained in different skill and vocation.

    Hon. Anthony, call on Anambra government and other concerned stakeholders in the country to support the above proposed project, so it can see day light.

    The awardees, Anambra State Chairman of NUJ, Dr. Odogwu Emeka, Hon. Uzuegbuna Okagbue, Hon. Chukwuma Okoye, the 2023 YPP Candidate for Awka North/South Federal Constituency, Hon. Kingsley Chukwudozie Uyammadu, YPP Candidate for Anambra Central Senatorial District, Dr. Chinedu Umeadi and Mrs. Felicia Ekemezie, in their separate reactions, called on the Youths to shun intake of hard drugs and cultists practices and be discipline for a better future.
    Source: IFEANYI Okonkwo

    Hyacinth Chinweuba

    HYACINTH Chinweuba is a seasoned journalist and Managing Editor of Hybrid News Nigeria.

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