The aspirations of Hon. Uko Nkole, a PDP House of Representatives candidate for Arochukwu/Ohafia and Hon. Orji Kalu Okorie JP a the Labour Party candidate for Arochukwu State constituency in the forthcoming elections on Wednesday received a boost as Abam Onyerubi Youth Association resolved to support both candidate.
Abam Onyerubi Youth Association which is an umbrella body of all the Youth Associations from the 26 villages of Abam had met at Ndi Oji Abam for their 2019 inaugural meeting to discuss issues affecting the youths of Abam and also political matters as the election is drawing near.
In a motion moved by Mr. John Abba a front line youth leader from Ohafor Abam one and seconded by Mr. Augustine Nwadinkpa of Atan Abam, the youths resolved to support Hon. Uko Nkole who is contesting for House of Representative for Arochukwu/Ohafia Federal Constituency and Hon. Orji K. Okorie who is contesting for the House of Assembly to represent Arochukwu State Constituency.
The youths who said they are satisfied with the achievements of Hon. Nkole in his first tenure and the antecedents of Hon Orji K Okorie who according to them has made enormous contributions towards the unity of Abam.
Mr. Ejieke Paul described Hon. Okorie as Youth friendly and said he has performed well in little assignments and believed he will do more if supported. He therefore call on all Abam youths at home and in diaspora to support the Abam Project of getting Hon Nkole and Hon Orji elected despite party affiliation.
Ezeogo Uka Oji who is the Chairman of Abam Onyerubi Council of Ndi Ezeogo who was a guest to the youths also called on the people of Abam Onyerubi to give their total support to their children in the contest.
According to Ezeogo Uka Oji, he reiterated that the Abam Onyerubi has suffered so much neglect from too many politicians but thanked God for the change narratives brought so far by Hon. Uko Nkole, and assured the people that Hon. Orji K Okorie will replicate same as he has been tested and trusted in various capacities.
Mr. John Kalu Irouwa of Ndi Oji Abam Abam who also is the President General made clarifications on the frivolous excuses of some Abam sons and other politicians from the other divide of the constituency that Abam has dominated the House of Assembly seat for too long; and said that an Abam man who had represented the people did so through a thorough contest and not by mere appointment.
He therefore called on the people of Abam Onyerubi to replicate that which there are known for in the forthcoming elections. He said that the other clans have always contested the position with them and that it will be wrong for anyone to deceive the people now by saying that Abam has dominated the position.
In his short but thoughtful address Hon. Orji K Okorie thanked the youths of Abam Onyerubi for organising themselves as a formidable force. He extolled them over their efforts in curbing crimes and other criminal activities in and around Abam since their formation. He informed the youths that they are basically the reason why he wants to represent the people.
He said aside his legislative experience which he vowed to bring to bare for the benefit of his constituency, that he will change the marathon “Empowerment of the Youths”, he described the trend that have been observed as youth empowerment as mere deceit and jamboree.
Hon. Orji K Okorie said he will run a program to change the mindset of the youths through power packed seminars, where the ingenuity of the youths will be discovered and necessary assistance given them according to their discovered area of interest.
He described the campaign promises of some persons contesting for legislative positions, who will for the sake of deceiving the gullible few promise quality roads and others as mere political promises. He reiterated that a legislator can make a good law but subject to the approval and implementation by the executive. That the provision of good and quality education and health facilities remains the prerogative of the executive who feels the pains of his people.
Concluding, Hon. Orji K Okorie promised to ensure his constituency gets the best of the democratic dividends as well as building confidence in the mind of worthy sons/daughters who will help him get a better living for his people. He emphasized also the need to liaise with NGOs and international donor agencies to effect the lives of his constituent positively.
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