Ogbonnaya Ikokwu, Umuahia
The Nigeria Christian Youth Forum Abia State chapter has adopted the governorship candidate of Action People’s Party, Chief Mascot Uzor-kalu as her preferred candidate for the March 11, 2023 governorship election in the State.
The indorsement was contained in a statement made available to our correspondent in Umuahia the State capital on Saturday.
The statement jointly signed by the president of group Mr Eugene Okonta and the Publicity Secretary
JohnBosco Ezema, Stated that they indorseed the candidate after studying his manifesto and plans for the youths in the State.
The statement partly read, “We wish to commend all Nigerians for coming out en masse and participating actively in the just concluded Presidential and National Assembly elections held across the country on Saturday, February 25, 2023.
“Though, the said elections was marred by a lot of irregularities ranging from falsification and altering of figures, intimidation of voters and disenfranchisement which was as a result of late arrival of materials to respective polling units. However, may we use this medium to call on the electorates not to feel dejected, downcast and hopeless, because they feel that their votes didn’t count. At this stage, let us remember that the power still lies in the hands of the people.
“we are urging the youths especially, to add more zeal, in order to avoid a repetition of what happened in some parts of the country during the Presidential and national Assembly elections.
“At this point, we are appealing to the Independent national electoral commission (INEC) to maintain a neutral and an impartial stand during the conduct of the forthcoming Gubernatorial and Houses of Assembly elections, which will be holding on the 11th of March, across the country.
“At this juncture, the Nigeria Christian Youth forum, Abia State, wish to make it public that, following a wide opinion sampling, meetings and interactions with the electorates, parties and candidates who will be participating in the forthcoming election and having studied the manifestos of the eligible candidates/parties, which speaks volume of the ability of a political party to hit the ground running towards tackling the essential needs and wants of the citizenry, the manifesto and the candidacy of the Action People’s Party, gave us a strong conviction of hope.
We therefore, want to make a formal declaration, that the Nigeria Christian Youth forum, Abia State after our meeting, on Thursday, March 2, 2023, unanimously endorsed and adopted the sole candidacy of Sir Mascot Uzor Kalu (KSJI) of the Action People’s Party Abia State, as our Gubernatorial candidate for the Saturday March 11, governorship election in the state, having found him worthy to deliver, when elected, as the Governor of Abia State.
“It might interest you to know, that the endorsement of Sir Mascot Uzor Kalu came after a careful studious process, which also took into consideration, his wealth of experiences both in public service and private sector…
“We therefore, call on all Abians to give him their votes. We believe that he will deliver on the mandate of Abians if given the opportunity to serve.
I want to thank all the executive council, Local government coordinators, the entire family of the Nigeria Christian Youth forum and the gentlemen of the press, for this outing. I urge each and everyone one of us to do their best in making our state and Nigeria great again. Remember, your vote, is your power”.