- Ahead of 2019, youths in Imo have declared their readiness to correct the mistakes made in 2015
- They said the present situation in the state is unacceptable; and pointed out that there is need for serious change
- The youths said they got what they did not bargain for; and that it has been excruciating pain and agony for the last eight years
Scores of youths in Imo state have said that they are prepared to rectify the mistakes made in past elections, Vanguard reports.
Speaking in Owerri, the state capital on Sunday, May 27, a cross section of youths decried the present situation, describing it as unfortunate.
NAIJ.com gathers that the state coordinator of Visionary Association for Creative Citizenship (VACC), Chinedu Ndukwu, that the 2019 elections in the state will not be determined by money.
He said: “The political situation in Imo state is not acceptable. We have seen the way Imo state is, and there is need for a serious change. We no longer want a deceitful element. In 2019, it is not going to be about money. You can see that the local government system in Imo is dead.
“It was an unfortunate selection in 2015. Believe me, we got what we did not bargain for. For eight years, it was excruciating pain and agony. We are tired of what is happening in Imo state.”
Chukwu Kelechi Kingsley, who led the Imo Renewal Youth Movement (IRYM), also stated that the only way to bring Imo state on the path of true governance is to correct the mistakes of the 2015 elections in the state.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that a governorship aspirant in Imo, George Emenalo, popularly called Boy George (BG), expressed optimism to become the next executive governor of the state.
Emenalo, who just joined the gubernatorial race in Imo, expressed the optimism while addressing newsmen in Lagos. He said that his confidence was from God, whose mandate was for him to liberate the people of the state from their sufferings.
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