Ahead of the governorship and state Assembly elections, youth organizations and students’ leaders in Enugu state, Wednesday endorsed the incumbent governor of the State, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for second term.
Speaking during a joint press conference of youth and students leaders in Enugu, the state chairman of the National Youth Council of Nigeria, NYCN, Comr. Paschal Ugwu said that the decision to endorse the governor for a second term was informed by the fact that he has performed creditably well in the last four years, especially in terms of youth inclusiveness in governance.
He maintained that it was only in the administration of the governor that Youths who do not have Godfathers are given the opportunity to serve in government in various capacities based on merit.
“We re-affirm our support for the reelection of Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi and promise that we shall mobilize all our members to their respective polling units to vote, observe and ensure that our votes count”, he said.
He however stated that there was the need to step up measures to further reduce the rate of unemployment among the youth by the state government.
“While we commend his Excellency for his level of youth inclusion, we demand more appointments of young persons with recourse to various youths and students organizations” he said.
The groups commended the INEC and security agencies on their conduct and neutrality during the presidential and National Assembly election in Enugu state.
The meeting had in attendance leaders and delegates from the National Youth council of Nigeria, National Association of Nigerian students, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Wing, National Youth Assembly of Nigeria, Nigerian Youth Parliament among other youth organizations.