The Special Assistant to the Governor on Youth Matters / Chairman, Akwa Ibom State Youth Caucus, Mr. Aniefiok Iwaudofia has charged youths to go out & vote for PDP on Saturday 2nd December, 2017 in the local government election.
Mr. Iwaudofia advocated for peaceful conduct of election in all the polling units & not violence. The SA ( Youth Matters ) stressed the need for the youths to have the interest of the State at heart considering the Governor’s love for the youths & his various empowerment scheme.
The Chairman of AKS Youth Caucus made this charge as he was addressing clusters of youth leaders earlier today. He said,” OUR COMMITMENT TO PEACE & DEMOCRATIC PROCESS CAN NEVER BE COMPROMISED & JEOPARDIZED BY POLITICAL DESPERADOES & IRATE YOUTHS FROM OPPOSITION PARTY”.
Mr. Aniefiok Iwaudofia who is a former President of NAAKKISS stressed that, leadership is not about the next election but the next generation. Thus, as we think about the forthcoming election, let’s conduct ourselves orderly at the poll to safeguard our democracy & the next generation, which the youths are the dominant members.
The Governor’s Aide said that all discernible minds have seen that in Akwa Ibom State, there is no alternative to PDP considering its massive supporters & credible candidates occasioned by its lofty manifesto, which have reflected in the governance drive, industrialization miracle & development of the State by His Excellency, Governor Udom Emmanuel. Hence, the need to replicate same at the grassroot level under the platform of PDP.
He used the forum to charge the youths to emulate the political ideals & values of Governor Udom; a leader who is not engaging in politics of bitterness, cynicism & acrimony, but maturity & inclusiveness. More so, Mr. Iwaudofia said since there is no contradiction to the electoral promises, policies & values of PDP Government in the State, the need to cast votes for its continuity cannot be over emphasize just to synchronize rapid development & growth.
The SA ( Youths ) reiterated the significance of reciprocating our Governor’s love for the youths in the forthcoming election & urged the youths to cast their votes & protect it.
The number one youth leader in the State, Mr. Aniefiok Iwaudofia pleads with youths to use their energies positively rather than becoming tools of disruption or manipulation during elections.
As a young man full of wisdom, verve & lateral thinking, he said that electoral system & process is an evolution characterised by high political consciousness & as such, we should not see ourselves as two political tribes that seeks to outsmart or dominate the political space of Akwa Ibom through foul means.
According to him, ” ELECTION OFFERS PERIODIC OPPORTUNITY FOR THE PEOPLE TO MAKE POLITICAL PREFERENCES WITHIN THE PURVIEW OF UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE & FRANCHISE AS CLEARLY ENUNCIATED IN THE UN CHARTER ON CIVIL & POLITICAL RIGHTS”.