Anambra 2025: APGA Youths One Day Summit, Brainstorm On Re-electing Soludo

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Hon Chinedu speaking

By Julie Sylvia, Onitsha

All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA youths in Onitsha North and South Local Government Areas, Anambra State, on February 12 had a one-day APGA Youth Summit, where they were brainstormed on reelecting Governor Charles Soludo ahead of governorship election come 2025.

The APGA youths at the summit with theme “Between Youths, Security and Development”held at Onitsha North Secretariat Hall organized by the Southeast APGA zonal youth leader Hon.Chinedu R. Eze.

Hon. Eze esolved that the issue of zoning of the Anambra governorship seat is not negotiable insisting that the incumbent Governor of the State, Soludo, will remain in office for second tenure to complete the eight year tenure for the Anambra South Senatorial zone.

Speaking at the summit, the Youth leader who is called ‘Yagazie,’ by his admirers, cautioned that any attempt to truncate the zoning arrangement in the State would be resisted by the youths adding that zoning gives all the senatorial zones equal opportunity to occupy the governorship seat.

The youth leader, a former leader of Onitsha North Legislative Council explained further that zoning should be upheld to enable all the zones the equal opportunity to produce the governor on a peaceful political atmosphere noting that Anambra North may have not produced the Governor of Anambra through Willie Obiano without zoning.

His words, “As the people of Anambra North in particular we have to ensure that zoning remains intact by reelecting Soludo for second tenure because we may find it difficult to produce another governor without the zoning formula, so let us reelect Soludo so that after Soludo the Central Senatorial zone will take it before it comes back to the North Senatorial zone again”.

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He went further to express the hope that Soludo’s reelection is going to be an easy ride considering the fact that the former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria is doing wonderfully well maintaining that there is no stopping APGA from retaining Anambra when the sitting governor is doing well enough in the areas of security, education, organized environmental sanitation, health care, road construction among other things as seen under Soludo administration

The APGA zonal youth leader also said that the southeast APGA youths have set an agenda to wrestle the five States of the southeast for APGA in few years to come adding that the youth will henceforth embark on serious mobilization drive to drive other political parties out of the government houses in Abia, Ebonyi, Enugu and Imo for APGA to take over.

He further explained that the Summit is to bring all sections of people together to brainstorm on how to mobilize the youth to contribute in addressing the challenges of insecurity, unemployment and ensure good leadership at the community levels as being championed by Governor Soludo of Anambra State.

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The two times Onitsha North 1 APGA candidate for the State House of Assembly(2019 & 2023) Hon. Tony Nworah, who was the Fifth speaker with topic “Motivating The Youths on The Opportunities To Excel” said the youth should adapt a slogan titled “we will” not just “we can” make Anambra remain an APGA State because the party is doing marvelously well under Governor Soludo.

“Soludo is doing well in education, security, road construction, youth empowerment, name them the list of what Soludo is doing there for everybody to see, so there is no stopping us from reelecting him for second tenure, so for me the slogan is that we will definitely reelect him not that we can do it” he added

Earlier in his opening remarks the Chairman of Onitsha North Local Government Hon Charles Ozoma described Soludo as a youth friendly governor who is doing everything possible to eradicate unemployment and poverty in Anambra with what is called one youth two skills initiative.

Hon Ozoma while commending the organizers of the Summit advised the Youth to queue into the initiative and take advantage of it to get something doing.

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He assured that Onitsha will always ensure the programs of the State government is narrowed down to the wards level for maximum benefit to the people.

The Guest Speaker, Rtd CP, Ikechukwu Ayo Aduba earlier in a paper he presented ” Between Youth And Security” attributed the challenges facing the country to poor leadership pointed out that, despite the abundant human, material and mineral resources, Nigeria remains poverty capital of the world.

He comdemned the skewed domination of the North as Service Chiefs, adding that the type of Police force in Nigeria is not beneficial and lacks human face.

He stressed that the insecurity pervading every nook and cranny of the country would continue to undermine local and foreign investment and development.

According to him, the youths could only remain relevant by embracing education and skill acquisition as empowerment tools to realize self interest, push out the corrupt, insensitive, sit-tight and re-cycling leaders out of power and contribute to nation-building

Other resource persons who spoke at the Summit included a university Don Dr Mulumba Obiajulu and Rev Fr Val Obiagwu, Prof. Ifechi Ndianefo of Dept of Philosophy Unizik, among other dignitaries.

Pic 1 shows the youth leader speaking
Pic 2 shows the youths in their numbers

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