As aspirants to the of­fice of the Governor of Anambra State for November 2017 governor­ship election continue to increase by the day, a large number of youths from as many as 21 different youth groups in the state have urged Engr JohnBosco Onunkwo to in the race.
Addressing newsmen weekend at Awka, the State capital, the spokesman of 21 Youth organisations said to have a population of about 2 million, Engr Obiora Ezeudu, said the youth ear­nestly want Onunkwo to fly the flag of the youths of the state in the coming election
Ezeudu who is the Presi­dent of Anambra New Gen­eration Vanguard lamented that since the creation of Anambra State, the youths have handed over tools of governance to the hands of the Politicians to rig them into power.
He said: “The younger generation of Anambrar­ians have resolved that this is the time for the youths to be seen as responsible stake­holders with respect to State governance.
“Consequently, after due consultation, the youth is urging Onukwo to run for the governorship of the State in the November 18, 2017, governorship elec­tion.
“As youths, we are going to support this cause mor­ally, spiritually, financially and otherwise,” he said.
Urging the youths to support this project, Ezeu­du said they will engage Anambrarians “on a new conversation...the John­Bosco agenda,” stating that they have given Onunkwo 21 days to formally accept or decline this offer.
In his speech, Ebere Onunkwo of Grassroot Mobilisation for Grassroot Development said the State was stranded and needed serious intervention adding that Onukwo was eminently qualified to govern since he is not a neophyte in the pol­itics of the state.- The Authority