In support of the reelection bid of President Muhammadu Buhari and governorship ambition of former Chief of Staff to the Imo state Governor, Ugwumba Uche Nwosu, hundreds of Imo State youth, on Friday held a solidarity rally.
The youth, who were chanting pro-Buhari slogans, marched through major streets in the state capital, adorning customized T-shirts embossed with President Buhari and Nwosu’s pictures.
Receiving the youths at his Campaign Headquarters, Nwosu, who is a fulfilled online governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC), assured the them that the APC led administration is doing everything possible to ensure that Nigerian youths are given opportunity to achieve their goals through the provision of sustainable employment.
The aspirant assured that he would dedicate all resources to creating wealth for young people and women if elected as governor in the state.
He commended the youths for purchasing his nomination form and expression of interest forms, pledging that he will not disappoint them when he assumes office as governor.
According to him, “I want to thank the youths for your unflinching support for me and President Buhari and I want to say it again that the reelection of President Buhari is the surest and shortest route to Igbo Presidency”.
“I want to assure that I will not let you down, my administration will create wealth for the youths and women and we will sustain the free education programme which has benefitted our people so much. I want to also appeal to you to extend the support to all other APC aspirants”.
Speaking earlier, Chairman of the Imo Youth Council, Hon Jeff Nwoha, said that Imo youths have come to thank him (Nwosu) for accepting the clarion call to join the governorship race
“we want a generational shift in power equation in the state. Imo youths are insisting that it is time a youth governed the state and we have implicit confidence that Ugwumba Uche Nwosu has the vigour, strength and capacity to govern the state and deliver the dividends of democracy to the people”.
He continued that, “the youths have resolved to resist the reshuffling of the same old politicians that misgoverned the state and managed it like their private estate”.
Nwoha also said that the youths are fully committed to the reelection project of President Buhari, noting that his achievements, especially in the fight against corruption need to be supported by every Nigerian Youth, “as Igbo youths we are convinced beyond that President Buhiari’s reelection will guarantee Igbo Presidency in 2023 more than any other political permutation”.