Conduct LG polls now, ASATU youths tell Obiano

By Enyim Enyim

Onitsha—Youths under the aegis of Anambra State
Association of Town Unions yesterday urged governor
Willie Obiano to quickly put machinery in motion for the
conduct of local government elections in the state.

Speaking with  Vanguard, the leader of the group, Mr.

Osita Ozalagba said the conduct of council poll would
enable the people of Anambra State enjoy full blast
democracy particularly the rural dwellers.
“The governor inherited elected council chairmen and
councillors from his predecessor, Mr. Peter Obi and it
would be preposterous for him to relapse in the old order
by using transition committee chairmen and councillors”.

Ozalagba said the 1999 constitution as amended
guarantees there shall be elected local government
chairmen and councilors at the third tier of government to
deliver democracy dividends to the people at the
grassroots.

According to Ozalagba, the conduct of council polls would
provide the youths the opportunity to be involved in the
act of governance.

While praising the governor for empowering the youths
especially in the area of agriculture, he appealed for more
empowerment of the youths in that area as it would make
them to be self reliant.

“The governor, while boosting security in the state that
would attract investors, should also liaise with donor
agencies for the state to benefit from their largese.”

He further called on the governor to restructure the
ministry of youths and appoint a youth to head it because
he understands the problems of the youths.

Source: Vanguard.

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