Anambra youth group under the auspices of Anambra Youth Alliance for Equity (AYA⁴E), has staged a peaceful roadshow and awareness campaign within Awka, the Anambra State capital, matching through major streets, creating awareness, demanding governorship seat rotation in the state.
The Anambra youth group insisted that “it is the turn of the Southern part of the state to produce the next Governor of Anambra state, come November 2021.
The sociopolitical group led by its National President, Hon. Chukwudubem Ezekwelu, stated that, with the awareness, it has become imperative to make their position known, even as permutations for the 2021 election continues.
The Street Reporters Newspaper reports that the roads show which commences at St. Paul University, Awka, with a strong presence of youth representative from the 326 political wards in the State, continued through the popular Eke Awka Market, Unizik Junction, and a final push to Aroma Junction, and culminating at the Alex Ekwueme Square.
Anambra Youth group noted that “Anambra would never attain prosperity without check and balance in our democratic process”, maintaining that “of the three zones, only Anambra South has yet to produce the chief executive of the state for more than one term.”
In a chat with journalists shortly after the successful show, the State Chairman of the group, Barr. Chika Ekwenugo emphasised the need to stick to the decision of the Anambra Elders Advisory Council, traditional rulers from the three senatorial zones, and other stakeholders, with regards to zoning.
“Our mission is to advocate and support the pronouncement of the leaders of Anambra State, as we are determined in ensuring equity and justice reins in the eveb distribution of political office”, he remarked.
On his own part, the National President, Hon Ezekwelu, revealed that the noble youth group, with a set goal and mandate, is out to support the clamour for the social political stability of the State.
According to him, “peaceful coexistence is what the youth are clamouring for and every machinery or tools that orchestrate such peace is what we support”.
Beyond the call for Anambra South to produce the next Governor, Hon. Ezekwelu in fairness stated that those Local Government Areas from the Senatorial Zone, like Nnewi South, Orumba North and South, yet to have a shot at the Governor seat, should be given the opportunity to, as it amounts to justice and fair play
The Coordinator of Ihialla, who is also the Coordinator of all coordinators, Hon. Val Ejezube, affirmed that “the youth are now getting involve in decision making.”
According to him, the Anambra youth group will ensure total adherence to zoning in the state governorship election.
A statement issued by the the group’s Director of Media, Emmanuel Aniagoh maintained that the group has promised to continue its awareness to take the equity message to other part of the State.
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