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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

NYCN Deputy National President Tasks Political Parties To Give 60% Party Tickets To Youths

Youths from across the South East gathered at Akanu Ibiam International Airport on Sunday, 29th July, 2018 to welcome the newly elected officers of the National Youth Council of Nigeria from the SouthEast led by the Deputy National President, Comr. Innocent Nduanya. The election which was held in Gombe State had in attendance youths from across the country.

Speaking to journalists at the airport, Comr. Nduanya reiterated the commitment of the newly elected government to ensure that the Nigerian youths take their rightful place in the politics of the nation.

According to him, the youths of Nigeria are prepared  to have a united front, speak with one voice and ensure that they are not relegated to the background any longer. He said in his statement that the various sub groups of youths in the country will be operating under the umbrella of the NYCN and as such, there will be no division or rancour among Nigerian youths any longer.

He however sent a word to all political parties in the country to ensure that come 2019, 60% of their tickets are given to youths at all levels. This should include Federal, State and Local Government levels. He made it clear that only parties that comply with this directives will get the support of the Nigerian youths who make over 70% of the nation's population.

"The youths can no longer be used as thugs and instruments of election disruption in our country. Our youths now know what they want and this time around it is no longer business as usual'

"For the Igbo youths, it is time to come together to take what belongs to us. We know what we want and that is true federalism and proper restructuring of the current arrangement of things in the country."

"We will be touring the 36 states of the country as we did during the elections. We will be touring the country to sensitize youths to know what they want and pursue it. Most of us have been able to withstand hunger for years before we got to where we are today. If the youths learn to bear the pain of their good decisions and stand by them, we will have a greater future. It is Nigerian youths that placed us where we are and we will not disappoint them"

Other matters he pointed out bordered on the plans of the Council to be all-inclusive in their decisions and resolutions. He explained that the Council will ensure that all youth organizations and associations in the Southeast are carried along in their decisions and their respective interests protected.

Also speaking to journalists on his mission for the youths in Southeast, Prince Chibuike Echem, the National Vice President, Southeast NYCN, said it is our time. According to him, it is time to reconcile every faction with a united voice, one identity and one front from the SouthEast. He reitirated the comments of the National Deputy President that is will not be business as usual. He said gone are the days when the youths are bought over to do the biddings of others. It will henceforth the interest of the youths or nothing.

Comr. Agnuncha Izunna Chidulue, the newly elected Organizing Secretary, NCYN, SouthEast Zone, believed that the youths are tools in the hands of the politicians but noted that will no longer be the case because youths are now waking up to their responsibilities, needs and interests.

According to him, the Council will be working with established entrepreneurs like Dr. Ifeanyi Ubah, whom they have visited after the election to discuss ways through which the Council can work together to create more opportunities for the youths in South East.

1 comment

  1. Great speeches, am proud of you guys. Build the youth, Build the Nation.


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