The PDP Chairmanship Candidate in the forthcoming December 18th 2020 local government elections in Abia State Hon. Ibe Micheal Nwoke has expressed his unwavering commitment towards the empowerment and development of the youth of Obingwa LGA through education, skill acquisition and inclusion in political participation. Speaking while receiving a delegation of the Youth Wing of PDP in Obingwa LGA led by the PDP Youth Leader Obingwa LGA,Hon.Chidozie Joshua said the youth was the most active demography in the population of the country and no meaningful government venture can succeed without carrying the youth along as the represented the most creative and innovative part of our national life.
The PDP Chairmanship Candidate stated that youth development is a process that prepares a young people to meet the challenges of adolescence and adulthood and achieve thier full potential through activities and experiences that help the youth develop social, ethical, emotional, physical, and cognitive competencies. He appreciated the Governor of Abia State Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu for given effect to the development youthful leadership in the state as part of the youth development process that supports the young people in developing the ability to analyze thier own strengths and weaknesses, set personal and vocational goals, and have the self-esteem, confidence, motivation, and abilities to carry them out their set goals and objectives.
Hon Ibe Micheal Nwoke promised to promote programs that supports healthy youth development and empowerment through specialized activities in schools and communities using sports and other youth development initiatives that will reduce the incidences of crime, social vioces and juvinel deliquencies in the LGA, if elected chairman.
In his response the leader of the delegation Hon. Joshua Chigozie said that providing the conditions for positive youth development the responsibility of all but that youth have gone ahead to be self reliant, stating that they needed support to encourage them in their different legitimate endeavours. He requested the candidate as an Amabassador of the youth to champion initiatives that will provide support positive influence on the youths of Obingwa LGA and assured of their total support in the forthcoming elections
Contributing during the meeting the Senior Special Assistant to Governor on Homeland Security, Hon Chigozie Onyeukwu Ubani advised to initiate a well-designed and well-run youth development program that will promote youth leadership by involving the youth in needs assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of the challenges of the LGA in order to add value to governance. He stated that the time has gone when youths will be expected to carry ballot boxes and engage in all manner of criminality to deliver a politicians and requested the PDP candidate to include the youth in his recruitment of service hands as there was a growing number of educated and experience youth who are properly equipped and trained to render effective ideas that will introduce impactful programs for the deepening of good governance.
The meeting which held at the residence of the PDP Chairmanship Candidate in Umuagwuala was attended by the Secretary of the PDP Campaign Council, Hon. Chibuzo Nwogu and Hon.Chigoziri Isaiah a former Deputy Chairman of Obingwa LGA including Youth Leaders from the 14 ABSIEC wards of Obingwa LGA and members of the Eziahakaego campaign team.