The former Special Adviser to Gov. Willie Obiano on political matters who is also aspiring to represent the good people of Anambra East and west federal constituency at the green chambers of the National Assembly ,Hon Chief Chinedu Benjamin Obidigwe , Aka Oma Jide Aku n’ Aguleri, Egbee Ana Agbaa Anyanwu n’ Nteje, Amalu Ubiamu Anaa 1 of Anambra west L. G has made a serious case for youth involvement in participatory democracy in Nigeria.
Obidigwe made this political revelation at Erico Hotels, Aguleri when he attended National Youth Council of Nigeria ‘s summit, Anambra East extraction.
Aka Oma who was also awarded by NYCN during her 5th annual summit for his excellence in youth mobilization and empowerment in the state and Anambra East and west in particular took a greater percentage of his time to lecture the body( NYCN) on the need to disregard the perception from our elderly politicians who believe that youths are future leaders but has continued to suppress the youths against using the opportunity in governance during their youthful age.
The House of Representatives Aspirant therefore made the youths to believe and understand that such statement is targeted towards diminishing the enormous political potential inherent in our youth adding that the youth are leaders of today.
His political permutation and calculations was informed by the fact that the youths has all it takes to deliver including the experience required to take an effective and efficient administrative and political decisions that will practically advance our economy and further strenghten our human capacity building in all its ramifications.
Chief Obidigwe who graced the occasion shortly after he witnessed the declearation ceremony of Prince Dr. Chinedu Emeka for senate, Anambra north at Tourist Gaurden Hotels, Aguleri in Anambra East L. G challenged the National Youth Council of Nigeria Anambra East chapter headed by Comr. Peter Nnekwe and his executives to Champaign for peace, unity and progress among the youth and support the government in her policies and projects in developing our various society.
Aka stated this while commending H. E chief Dr. Willie Obiano , the executive governor of Anambra state for his believe and trust on Youths by giving them the opportunity to demonstrate their capacity in his government and challenge Nigerian leaders to emulate Gov. Obiano.
Narrating why the youth shall take the centre stage now in elective position, Obidigwe however observed that in 1960s ,70s and early 80s where the country (Nigeria) were still in dark age without any access to the use of computer and other technological equipement yet the likes of Buhari, Gowon, our own Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, etc headed the country in their early 30ys of age but unfortunately regretted why it was enshrined in our modern 1999 constitution as ammended that for someone to become a governor that such a person shall attain the age of 40yrs.
According to him, these and many more lapses needed to be reversed in order to give the youths the required opportunity needed to harness their political potential in the Nigerian political system.
It is therefore important to note that if Hon Chinedu Obidigwe is eventually elected to represent the good people of Anambra East and west federal constituency at the green chambers of the National Assembly that he shall be the voice of the voiceless.
Comr. Okagbue D. N
Aka Oma 2019