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2023 Election: Southern/Middle Belt Youth Coalition Decry Northern Hegemony



2023 Election

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Representatives of Southern and Middle Belt Youth Coalition have decried gross marginalization and cheating on the southern and middle belt zones in virtually every aspect of national life. 

The group stated this during a visit to the First Republic Aviation Minister, Chief Mbazulike Amechi over 2023 presidential election at his Ukpor home in Nnewi South Local Government Area of Anambra State.

Led by its national coordinator, Mr Okenwa Okpara, the group insisted it was time for power to shift to the south with no excuses.

He said the visit was to seek advice from the foremost nationalist on how the youths could righfully take over the governance of the country.

He explained that the youth had resolved to take up the struggle in line with the ideological framework of the elderstateman, who he acknowledged fought in their days for collective emancipation of the people.

He said, “We are consulting and reaching out to elder statesmen like Chief Amechi to help us institute the right and generally accepted leader from the southern zone.

“APC and the PDP have schemed the zone out but we are going to fight for equity, justice and fairness.”

Okpara said the group was support the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Mr Peter Obi who he described as a unifier with capacity to set things aright in Nigeria.

Responding, Amechi said what Nigeria needed at the moment was an unselfish leadership, advising Nigerian youth to be zealous and determined to take over from the old and selfish generation of politicians who he noted had underperformed.

He said: “The youths will have to push aside all differences and de-emphasise party politics by looking at competence and capacity of individuals.

“They should take back their country else the old generation of leaders will put them into slavery. The youths should come to a level where they are ready to die to achieve the dream country they want.”

Other members of the delegation were Mr Okeke Augustine; Isreal Ubah; Bella Odiche and Christopher Mercy, Prof. Chinedu Agbodike and Chief Moses Moujekwu.

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